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Beginning of the End of Copper-Colored Natives

The 1830 Indian Removal Act forced natives, living east of the Mississippi River, from their ancestral lands to unchartered territories west of the Mississippi.  This migration became known as the Trail of Tears because many died along the way and the rest suffered hardships trying to survive in a completely foreign land.  147 more words

The Highway of Tears

They really have no voice.

In the northern region of British Columbia, Canada, there is a highway that has become known as the Highway of Tears. 134 more words

Jasmine S. Washington reblogged this on Jasmine Sumayyah Washington and commented:

Reminds me of the historic slaughter of many of my ancestors, the Native American Cherokee Tribe, as they were mercilessly marched along what came to be known as the Trail of Tears. Tragically senseless depravity. "At the beginning of the 1830s, nearly 125,000 Native Americans lived on millions of acres of land in Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama, North Carolina and Florida–land their ancestors had occupied and cultivated for generations. By the end of the decade, very few natives remained anywhere in the southeastern United States. Working on behalf of white settlers who wanted to grow cotton on the Indians’ land, the federal government forced them to leave their homelands and walk thousands of miles to a specially designated “Indian territory” across the Mississippi River. This difficult and sometimes deadly journey is known as the Trail of Tears." - http://www.history.com/topics/native-american-history/trail-of-tears

Kick Andrew Jackson Off the $20 Bill!

This article was written by Jillian Keenan at Slate.com

Kick Andrew Jackson Off the $20 Bill!

The seventh president engineered genocide.
He should be vilified, not honored.
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Andrew Jackson Has Got to Go

I recently discovered an online petition created by elementary school kids in Massachusetts to have Andrew Jackson removed from the $20 bill.  This is something that I’ve been saying would be a very good idea, ever since I learned about the… 257 more words