Chieftains

Chieftains, also known as the Major Ridge Home, is a two-story dogtrot house built in 1792 in Cherokee country (present-day Rome, Georgia). It was home of Cherokee Major Ridge—notable for his role in the Treaty of New Echota, which resulted in the 1830s forced removal of Cherokees from the state of Georgia.

The log cabin was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1973.

In 1971 the Major Ridge Home became a historic house museum known as the "Chieftains Museum". In 2002 the museum became an official site on the Cherokee Trail of Tears National Historic Trail, and changed its official name to Chieftains Museum / Major Ridge Home. The museum's exhibits focus on Major Ridge and 19th-century Cherokee life and culture.

It is located beside Riverside Park in Rome, Georgia.

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