Staff photo by Cathy Spaulding
Cherokee historian and retired archivist Jerry Clark, seated, describes the removal of Cherokee Nation tribal members from their ancestral homeland for Alice Robertson Junior High eighth-graders Wednesday while Cherokee Senior Genealogist Gene Norris, right, waits to speak. Representatives of the Cherokee and Muscogee (Creek) nations visited Alice Robertson Junior High to discuss the removal and relocation of Native American tribes in the early 1800s. New Tech Academy eighth-graders at ARJH are learning about subject, visiting the Fort Gibson Historic Site on Monday. The students will attend the Muscogee (Creek) Nation State of the Nation address that will be presented Saturday in Okmulgee.