Reconstructed Cherokee Homestead
These log buildings represent a typical Cherokee homestead of the early 1800's. It was little different than that which the European settlers had. A few of the Cherokees lived even much better, with brick homes and large plantations. Many were of mixed Anglo-Saxon and Indian blood, and a few even owned slaves. But to the white settlers who were greedy for land, they were Indians who needed to be removed, even by force. When the land was taken from the Cherokees it was divided among white settlers by lottery.