History and Genealogy†

Native Americans

With the Indian Removal Act of 1830, the wheel was set in motion to open the Cherokee lands to white settlers.† The terrain of northern DeKalb County Alabama was a perfect place to hide.† With itís caverns and deep rolling hills many Cherokee avoided the painful journey , today called the Trail of Tears.†† The Cherokee were successful farmers and hunters, so survival in the unforgiving wilderness around Valley Head would have been an easier task for them, than the white settlers who pushed their way across the Appalachian Mountains.†† Todayís science may one day reveal yesterdays dramatic story of those left behind.