Trail of tears

Explore the tragic history of the Trail of Tears and its impact on Native American communities. Learn about the struggles and resilience of these tribes as they were forcibly relocated, and discover how you can honor their legacy today.
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1. page: short text for reading and learning new words;2. page: small quiz to check if the students understood the text / also some interesting history facts.In 1830 the Indian Removal Act was signed. In that Act, all the vast Natives’ lands east of the Mississippi river were to be exchanged for land to the west, called the “Indian colonization zone” (present-day Oklahoma). So the US goverment forced all the tribes from those lands to move, they mostly went on foot and tens of thousands men…

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The Trail of Tears passed right by, and possibly even through, where we are living now.  Crazy to think about all of this happening here. Cherokee Ancestry, Cherokee History, Native American Cherokee, Native American Wisdom, Cherokee Nation, Native American Tribes, American Symbols, Indian Tribes, Cherokee Indians

A group of approximately 660 Cherokees traveled through McNairy County in late fall of 1838. Also called Bell's Treaty Party, it was the only detachment to be accompanied by the military. (A historical marker located near Selmer in McNairy County, Tennessee.)

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