wichahpi commemorative stone wall

Visit the Trace: Wichahpi Commemorative Stone Wall

Last Friday, I wrote about the Yuchi people. Their centuries-long connection to the Tennessee River Valley. And their connection to the name Tennessee. If one knows where to turn, she can still find pieces of the people who lived there before we came. A hundred yards off the Trace. Flanked by a dirt road. One gate, open until 4pm.

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We’re Partnering With the Natchez Trace!

A few weeks ago, the folks at the Natchez Trace reached out to me. They heard about Not Without My Father: One Woman's 444-Mile Walk of the Natchez Trace. When they read it, they wanted everyone who loves the Trace to hear about it, too.

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Visit the Trace: The Tennessee River

People will fight over the origin of a name. History records the stories of the winners. In the Tennessee Valley, the Yuchi lost, and their story was pounded underfoot during the Trail of Tears. Water laps through rock and tickles my toes. It carries the stories of those who came before me.