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September 19-21, 2022


Due to the growing concern of COVID-19 and the recent spike in new infections nationwide the National TOTA board has decided to postpone the 2021 Conference to 2022.  We expect to follow the same schedule as we would have this year.  If you have already registered you will have the option to be issued a refund, or we can apply the payment to next year’s conference.

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National Trail of Tears Association Conference Student Scholarship

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Trail of Tears Fundraiser Auction

Donald Vann, the famed full blood Cherokee artist, a native of Stillwell, OK donated use of the tear drop image of a Trail of Tears scene to TOTA for use as its logo.

A founding Board member and the first Secretary of the organization, the late Max Ramsey, apparently came up with the idea for placing a Trail of Tears scene within a tear drop image. Vann’s letter to Ramsey dated Nov 30, 2000, illustrates the artist thoughts about the scene which is so much a part of our organization’s identity.

In 1998 Vann released a limited edition print of the image which he donated to TOTA for our logo. The NC Chapter has provided the Phoenix Giving Society signed print # 508 for an on-line auction which will end Wednesday, September 22nd at 12:00 noon, and will be announced at the final Conference luncheon at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Hotel.  You can place a bid by clicking Bid Now.

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The National Trail of Tears Association Conference & Symposium

Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort

Registration Information

Room Cost $109.00 +tax (Total $121.54) per night
Group Code #S09TOTA
Call: (828) 497-7777 or visit

  • Complimentary Standard In-Room internet | Wireless connection limited to two devices per connection (non-transferable) over the contracted dates.
  • Standard complimentary in-house basic wireless internet in meeting space
  • Complimentary self & valet parking over the conference dates
  • Complimentary $20.00 free play for each attendee to be used at their leisure