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Birth: Dec. 14, 1921
Fort Gibson
Muskogee County
Oklahoma, USA
Death: Feb. 17, 1983
Midway (Muskogee County)
Muskogee County
Oklahoma, USA

Memorial Site. The Cherokees carried hot coals from their council fire at Red Clay on the removal to Oklahoma. In the 1950s, the flame was transported to Cherokee, North Carolina, and then in April 1984, ten Cherokee runners with torches returned the fire to Red Clay, demonstrating that the Cherokee spirit is unquenchable. Inscription: This Fire is a Memorial to Those People Who Suffered and Died on the Infamous Trail of Tears. It Also Commemorates the Reuniting of the Eastern and Western Cherokee Nations Here at Red Clay. Aug. 7, 1837 - April 6, 1984. (bio by: Dustin Oliver) 
 
Inscription:
Here lies my father.
God loves you and so do I
 
Burial:
Red Clay State Historic Park *
Cleveland
Bradley County
Tennessee, USA
Plot: space06 lot 790 plot02
*Memorial Site [?]
 
Created by: Dustin Oliver
Record added: Jul 01, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7645403
Cherokee Eternal Flame
Added by: JEP484
 
Cherokee Eternal Flame
Added by: Dustin Oliver
 
 
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- Cathy
 Added: Dec. 14, 2013

- nevermore
 Added: Dec. 14, 2013
Rest in peace.
- Ricky Smithson
 Added: Feb. 12, 2013
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