Treaty of New Echota

treaty with the Cherokee Nation, 1835

The Treaty of New Echota (7 Stat. 488) was a treaty signed on December 29, 1835, in New Echota, Georgia by officials of the United States government and representatives of a minority Cherokee faction, the Treaty Party.[1]

Cherokee territory in northern Georgia, 1830

The treaty of New Echota essentially made the Indians move out of the southeast United States and into Indian Territory. This move was called the Trail of Tears.


  1. Starr, Emmet 1967. History of the Cherokee Indians. Fayetteville: Indian Heritage Assn., p. 86