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The Great Indian Warpath

Long before the arrival of humans there was a series of animal trails scattered across Tennessee. The game trails used by large game such as bison and elk attracted nomadic, prehistoric humans in search of food.

The Great Indian Warpath was part of the network of trails in eastern North America developed and used by American Indians and ran through the Great Appalachian Valley branching out east and west as it went north. Offshoots of the trail stretched to present day Nashville and connected to other trails farther west and south via what we now call the Natchez Trace.

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