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A Shameful Anniversary

Today is the anniversary of the day President Andrew Jackson signed the Indian Removal Act. Not a shining moment in American history. The year was 1830. 542 more words

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Indian Removal Act

On this day in 1830, President Andrew Jackson signed the Indian Removal Act into law. 275 more words


Trail of Tears Remembrance Day: The Struggle Continues

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


Tribes add flavor to culture, boost economy

OKLAHOMA – By the 1830s the tribes usually described as native to Oklahoma at the time of European contact include the Wichitas, Caddos, Plains Apaches, and the Quapaws had been displaced by other tribes such as the Osages, Pawnees, Kiowas and Comanches migrating into Oklahoma following the European arrival in America, moreover, Anglo-American pressures in the Trans-Appalachian West forced native peoples across the Mississippi River; many including Delawares, Shawnees and Kickapoos found refuge or economic opportunities in present Oklahoma before 1830. 174 more words


The Trail of Tears President

We have all heard about the “Trail of Tears.” What many of us don’t know is that there were many trails of tears for Native People. 148 more words

Native American Genealogy

Beginning of the End of Copper-Colored Natives

The 1830 Indian Removal Act forced Indians, 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.  148 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 Tea 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