A member of the John Ross faction of the Cherokee, he was dispatched by Ross in 1837 on a mission to the Seminole.[3] Although Bushyhead opposed the federal policy forcing Indian Removal to west of the Mississippi River, he accepted the inevitable and led a party of about 1,000 people on the Trail of Tears. On his arrival in 1839 near present-day Westville, Oklahoma, he established the […]