Current Projects: Documenting the Trail of Tears Route in Western North Carolina from Fort Lindsay (modern Almond, Swain County) to Camp Dudley (Franklin, Macon County). In 2013, Dr. Brett Riggs, Sequoyah Professor, Western North Carolina University, discovered a “smoking gun” document (voucher) requesting payment for transporting Cherokees from Fort Lindsay to Camp Dudley. The route followed a wagon road that was constructed along an ancient Cherokee trail, much of what is still unimproved and on public lands.