Waterloo, Alabama - End Of The Trail
Friday September 16th -Sunday 18th
The Indian people of the State of Alabama would like to invite you to attend the 27th Annual Trail of Tears Motorcycle Ride end of the trail event in Waterloo, Alabama at the Waterloo Landing on September 16, 17, and 18, 2020. Waterloo Landing was named as an official Trail of Tears National Historic Trail by the National Park Service. On behalf of the Town of Waterloo, the Alabama-Tennessee Trail of Tears Commemorative Motorcycle Ride, the Nine Recognized Indian tribes in Alabama and the Alabama Indian Affairs Commission, please join the celebration.
Because this is a FREE event to the public the Town is asking for a $5 donation for all 4-wheel vehicle parking at the South boat ramp area - NOT of motorcycles, but if they want to, that's ok too!
This ride explores the Drane-Hood route from Chattanooga, TN to Waterloo, AL where the Indians were placed on flatboats for removal to the ‘Indian Territories’ now located in Oklahoma.
Coordinated by Alabama Indian Affairs Commission, Town Of Waterloo and United Cherokee AniYunWiYa Nation
All Dancers Welcome
FREE Camping All Weekend
Drums are Welcome
Friday Set Up day
Saturday 10:00 Walk to the Water,
Grand Entry 1:00, Bikes will arrive around 3:00 pm
Sunday 12:00 Noon Grand Entry
(if enough veterans present for this)
Food, Arts & Craft Vendors will be available for all interests
Starting Friday Sept 16th
This POW WOW is held to Commemorate all those who walked the Trail of Tears and Salutes all Military personnel past and present. This event will honor the Nine Recognized Indian Tribes in Alabama. New and exciting events have been planned to make the 2022 Waterloo event spectacular.
Schedule for Saturday,September 17 in Waterloo:
10:00 am walk from Waterloo Bridge to Waterloo Point in Remembrance
2:00 pm Pow Wow Arena to welcome in thousands of motorcyclists to end their 29th trip to the End of the Trail.
Because this is a FREE event to the public the Town is asking for a $5 donation for all 4-wheel vehicle parking at the South boat ramp area - NOT of motorcycles, but if they want to,that's ok too!
Waterloo has a LOT more planned for this year's event, especially music wise beginning Friday at 4-10 p.m. and noon-midnight on Saturday. We also have a lot of NEW vendors and events going on.
There will be a living history soldier encampment representing the Drane Company Friday and Saturday, 10 Indian exhibit booths a Kids' Corner for the young ones and of course as always the Pow Wow with music and dancing in the Grand Arena.
For more information contact Mayor Don Raper, Town Clerk Tonya Smith, Kelly Putz, Chair of the TOT Committee
* Waterloo is now an official certified site on the Trail of Tears National Historic Trail. For a copy of the National Park Service Memo Click Here
Email: Waterloo AL at TownofWaterlooAL@Gmail.com
For a copy of the AIAC Waterloo POW WOW Flyer Click Here
* United Cherokee AniYunWiYa Nation is the host for the Waterloo POW WOW and provides the American Indian Resources (AIR) natural herb and resource store (256) 582-2333.
Ride At Your Own Risk
Trail of Tears SANCTIONED Entertainment
These are sanctioned events. ATTOTCAI is not sponsoring these events as part of our Trail of Tears Commemorative Motorcycle Ride and assumes no liability.
2021 Ride September 18th -always the 3rd Saturday of September
Brought to you by the AL-TN Trail of Tears Corridor Association, Inc.
If you have questions or need more information, Call our Hotline # (678) RIDE-TOT or (678) 743-3868
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