Affect of the Trail of Tears

  • 15 Oct 2023
  • 10:00 AM
  • 31 Dec 2023
  • 8:00 PM
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Course Title: The Affect of the Trail of Tears on the Government Land Office Surveys

3 Professional Development Hours (PDHs)

Approved for Alabama, Florida, and Tennessee.

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The Affect of the Trail of Tears on the Government Land Office Surveys (GLO): Indian lands were like a patchwork quilt on the landscape of the Mississippi Territory. Indian treaties and removal started long before statehood of Mississippi and Alabama. Most of this land belonged to the Five Civilized Tribes. The original GLO surveys were contracted around the Indian lands. After the Indian Removal Act of 1836 the previous Indian lands were surveyed by the government to be sold to immigrants. Who surveyed these lands and purchased them?

Spend time with Milton Denny exploring the history of surveying in your state. Understand how the GLO finished surveying these Indian lands. Find out how a modern survey along these lines may be effected by the original surveys along Indian boundary line.

Speaker Bio: Milton E. Denny is a registered surveyor in six states, and a veteran of land surveying, aerial mapping and GIS. His special interest has always been in project development and management of firms. He is a past president of the Alabama Society of Professional Land Surveyors, a Fellow in the American Congress on Surveying and Mapping and served for many years on the Board of Direction. Mr. Denny is the author of many manuals dealing with surveying, mapping and GIS. He is a nationally known speaker and lecturer on these subjects and wrote a column called “The Business Side” for a trade magazine for many years. He was instrumental in the starting of a new member organization in the American Congress on Surveying and Mapping called the “Geographic and Land Information Society”.

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