“I am tired of fighting. Our chiefs are killed. The old men are all dead. It is cold and we have no blankets. The little children are freezing to death. 557 more words
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“I do not agree that the dog in a manger has the final right to the manger even though he may have lain there for a very long time.
In Slate magazine there is a great article entitled, “Why do so many Americans think that they have Cherokee blood?” This is something that I run into all the time with patrons whether they are white or black. 409 more words
When Andrew Jackson was elected president in 1828, he was the first to reach that office as a self-made man. He was born into a poor family in South Carolina. 351 more words
Today marks the 176th anniversary of the arrival of the final group of displaced Cherokee people to the “Indian Territory” in present-day state of Oklahoma. This is also the 2nd annual “Trail of Tears Remembrance Day.” It’s estimated that about 18,000 Cherokee people were forced from their homes, many dying along the way, on the thousand-mile journey to the other side of the Mississippi. 626 more words