Craig Miller Productions:
We are excited to bring you more videos in 2018 showcasing the state we love. To kick off the new year, we offer you a glimpse at New Echota State Historic Site in Calhoun, Georgia.
New Echota was the capitol of the Cherokee Nation from 1825 until the forced removal of the Cherokees in the 1830s. Abandoned for over 100 years, New Echota now serves as an important landmark and testimony to the rich history of the Cherokee people, including their persecution.
New Echota is also the site of the first Cherokee newspaper: The Cherokee Phoenix. The newspaper, printed half in English and half in Cherokee, was the first of its kind. Its editor, Elias Boudinot, gave the newspaper its name as a symbol of renewal, for the mythical bird that rose to new life from ashes of fire.
Want to see how The Cherokee Phoenix was printed? Watch our video.
You can learn more about the New Echota State Historic Site by clicking here.
We look forward to sharing more Georgia stories with you throughout the new year. And in the spirit of The Cherokee Phoenix, we hope 2018 is a year of renewal for you and your family.
Craig, Marc, Hayley, and Becky
Craig Miller Productions