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Everest Academy is a ministry of Everest Family Church in Hayden. We offer freedom along with quality resources, information, activities and support to those homeschooling in Alabama. We believe that the parent has the best interests of their children at heart. We believe that the parent is the first and only teacher that a child needs. In keeping with this philosophy, we wish to be a very hands-off church "cover" school and allow the parent to lead and guide their children in the direction and at the pace they feel is best suited to their children. We ask only for what the law requires while offering support along with quality resources to aid families in their efforts.

Sep. 25 & 26, 2015 Guntersville: 177th Trail of Tears Anniversary

177th Trail of Tears Anniversary
Lake Guntersville State Park is the only state park in Alabama that is on the Trail of Tears National Historic Trails Register. The Trail of Tears National Historic Trail encompasses more than 800 miles of 14 land and water routes that began in North Carolina and ends in Oklahoma.  A section of this trail passes through the park and continues into the town of Guntersville.
Forced removal of Native Americans began in 1831. Between 1831 and 1837 some 46,000 Native Americans were forced from their homes in the southeastern states. Many of them suffered from exposure, disease and starvation on their route to their destinations. Sadly many Native Americans died as a result including 2,000-6,000 of 16,542 Cherokee. Cherokee was not the only tribe removed; others include Creek, Seminole, Chickasaw and Choctaw Nations.
The Trail of Tears is an important part of this park's history, and for the last three years we have commemorated this event at the park.  This year we will offer guided canoe/kayak tours along the water route, Native American plant uses, finger weaving, artifact displays, and guided walks along a section of the Trail of Tears.  
Date: September 25-26, 2015
Where: Lake Guntersville State Park in Guntersville, AL (within 1 hour of DeSoto State Park)
Fee: Free and open to everyone: For more details call the LGSP Nature Center at 256-571-5445
Website: www.alapark.com/trail-tears-177th-anniversary