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Trail of Tears Association brings education and heritage

The Georgia Trail of Tears Association met in Rome on Saturday for their first meeting of the year at Chieftains Museum to talk about Native American history and to connect with their heritage.

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3/30/2019

article Dekker: Learn how a Trail of Tears article made it to your Sunday front page
(Oklahoma) -- When people find out I work for the Tulsa World, they often ask me how we come up with some of the stories that we write. Last Sunday, a news/feature story...

3/10/2019

article Trail of Tears Association brings education and heritage
(Georgia) -- The Georgia Trail of Tears Association met in Rome on Saturday for their first meeting of the year at Chieftains Museum to talk about Native American...
article Woman whose father traveled the trail of tears turns 100
(Oklahoma) -- Born and raised in Claremore, Geraldine Henson Birdsbill turns 100 this Sunday. Her story, however, begins long before 1919, and has seen many triumphs and...

1/13/2019

article Quarry plan concerns Cherokees
(Arkansas) -- The Cherokee Nation and Trail of Tears Association are concerned about a proposed limestone quarry that would be 900 feet from a section of the trail,...

11/15/2018

article Bass Pro Shops sets record straight on 'Trail of Tears' rifle; Cherokee Nation applauds quick reaction
(Arkansas) -- Bass Pro Shops set the record straight Wednesday and reached out to the Cherokee Nation after a single rifle on sale at an Arkansas store set off a social...

11/12/2018

article Bass Pro Shops selling $1600 'Cherokee Trail of Tears' rifle?
(USA) -- With 171 retail stores across the United States and Canada, Bass Pro Shops, a retailer that sells equipment and gear for camping, hunting and fishing is under a...

11/1/2018

article Congressman stands by statement on Cherokee heritage
(Oklahoma) -- The Trail of Tears one on of the darkest moments in the state, if not U.S. history. That's why some were taken aback when they heard a U.S. congressman...

10/20/2018

press release Tribal leaders to attend 23rd Annual Trail of Tears Conference & Symposium
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation Secretary of State Chuck Hoskin Jr. and other tribal dignitaries will travel to the 23rd Annual Trail of Tears Conference & Symposium,...

9/29/2018

article Trail of Tears riders pass through Christian County on Highway 14
(Missouri) -- Three men on horseback looked a bit out of place as they rode east on Highway 14, but their passage was a safe and quiet one. Len Crow, Lee Standingready...

9/19/2018

article The Tragedies that Befell the Five Civilized Tribes that were Forced to Trek the Trail of Tears
(USA) -- The Five Civilized Tribes of the American Southeast tried to assimilate into the European settlers’ society to keep their lands. But the outsiders who...

9/15/2018

article Motorcycle ride marks silver anniversary
(Alabama) -- Even if someone doesn't know the full story about the Trail of Tears when they attend the annual commemorative ride from Bridgeport, Tennessee, to...

9/12/2018

article Modern technology used by Trail of Tears sleuths
(Oklahoma) -- The Choctaw Nation is hoping that new technology will give them insight into what happened to hundreds of ancestors after they were forcibly removed from...

9/6/2018

article Retracing California's Trail of Tears
(California) -- Indigenous groups were once spread like a galaxy of stars across the Western wilderness, speaking more than 100 languages and flourishing independently...

8/28/2018

article Actress says she is devastated after mocking Trail of Tears marker in video
(USA) -- Actress Bojana Novakovic, an actress who plays on the CBS television series 'Instinct' has told Indian Country Today that she was horrified and sickened...

7/12/2018

article Cherokee Nation acquires historic site by Trail of Tears landmark
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation has acquired a historic site next to a Trail of Tears landmark in Oklahoma. The 60.81-acre parcel sits adjacent to the Oaks Indian...
article Community effort leads tribe to buy Trail of Tears landmark, saving historic parcel from chicken farm development
(Oklahoma) -- The future of a historic parcel of land appears secure as the Cherokee Nation closed on the purchase of the Delaware County property, where clearing had...

6/29/2018

article BHM lecture dispels Trail of Tears myths
(Georgia) -- This year marks the 180th anniversary of the Trail of Tears — an event Walter Knapp, vice president of the Georgia Chapter of the Trail of Tears...

6/21/2018

article Former Drug Addict Runs Trail of Tears to Raise Awareness of Opioid Epidemic
(North Carolina) -- A young Cherokee man and former drug addict is running the Trail of Tears from North Carolina to Oklahoma to highlight the drug battle raging on his...

6/10/2018

article Trail of Tears Park visitor center opens in 1988
(Missouri) -- Marie Exler, a volunteer at the new Visitor Center at Trail of Tears State Park, explains the center's topographic model of the park to guests after...

6/6/2018

article 'Trail of Tears' signage OK'd
(Missouri) -- A request asking that signage be placed along a St. Francois County road to recognize it as a part of the Trail of Tears National Historic Trail was...

6/4/2018

article A Trail of Tears landmark almost became a poultry operation. Now a group wants to buy and preserve the 'sacred' parcel.
(Oklahoma) -- The spot lies at the headwaters of a pristine Ozark creek in eastern Oklahoma, next to the sacred cemetery called God’s Acre, next to the mission for...

5/25/2018

article CN to host send-off for ‘Remember the Removal’ cyclists
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation will host a send-off ceremony for its cyclists who leave Tahlequah on Tuesday for the annual “Remember the Removal” Bike...

5/23/2018

article Cyclists of the Cherokee Nation Ride the Trail of Tears
(Georgia) -- Like many new cyclists, Sky Wildcat has spent time collecting road rash and bruises as she learns to master clipless pedals. She’s also getting used...

4/10/2018

article 12 tribes represented at Trail of Tears Art Show
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee people once traveled 1,000 miles when the federal government forcibly removed them from their Georgia homeland in 1838, and their descendants...

4/6/2018

article Trail of Tears mural unveiled in Durant
(Oklahoma) -- Art can be powerful. More than just being beautiful, it can serve as a reminder of rich history. Robert Rawls said he considers a mural he just finished at...

4/1/2018

article Local Trail of Tears Association Preserves NWA Native American History
(Arkansas) -- Native American history was celebrated and remembered Saturday at the Shiloh Museum of the Ozarks. This weekend, Dr. Justin Nolan, the chair of the...

3/17/2018

article Enslaved Black People: The Part of the Trail of Tears Narrative No One Told You About
(Georgia) -- Contrary to the popular historical narrative, the Union’s effort to rein in the Confederacy and end the secessionist military rebellion now known as...

2/14/2018

article New sign unveiled at Red Clay State Historic Park
(Tennessee) -- Members of the Trail of Tears Association and Red Clay State Historic Park officials gathered to unveil a new sign at the park on Feb. 7.

12/12/2017

article Tribal member to run Benge Route of Trail of Tears
(Alabama) -- Around 1,200 Cherokee people walked from an area near Fort Payne, Ala. to Oklahoma on what is known as the Benge Route of the Trail of Tears. Kallup McCoy...

11/12/2017

article Neligh never forgot: 140 years after White Buffalo Girl's death, town still tends to her grave
(Nebraska) -- The gifts arrive each week, carefully placed at the base of a worn gravestone, just as they have appeared every week since Rutherford B. Hayes was...

9/16/2017

article Trail of Tears Remembrance Day
(USA) -- One hundred seventy-eight years ago, the United States government forcibly removed some 18,000 Cherokees from their homes in the eastern U.S., along with many...

7/23/2017

article Trail of Tears: From a Middle School Student’s Perspective
(New York) -- This persuasive essay was submitted to ICTMN by Matthew Scraper, Megan Scraper’s father. Megan, 12, is a student at Marlow Middle School in Oklahoma...

6/24/2017

article Remember the Removal Bike Ride Cyclists Complete Nearly 1,000 Mile Journey
(Oklahoma) -- The 2017 Remember the Removal Bike Ride cyclists rolled into Tahlequah Thursday, completing their three-week journey retracing the northern route of the...

6/6/2017

article What is the Trail of Tears?
(Illinois) -- In 1830, President Andrew Jackson signed the Indian Removal Act, which gave the federal government authority to swap fertile, native-held land east of the...

5/27/2017

article Trail of Tears: White America's 'Indian' Holocaust
(Pennsylvania) -- Exactly 187 years ago on May 28, 1830, the “Trail of Tears” began when President Andrew Jackson signed Senate Bill 102, i.e., the Indian...

5/18/2017

article 'Return from Exile' exhibit focuses on Removal
(Oklahoma) -- A new exhibit at the Cherokee Heritage Center showcases a group of 30 artists whose work centers on the removal of Native American tribes from their...

5/14/2017

article With native song and dance, Ponca Tribe celebrates as it takes ownership of Chief Standing Bear Trail
(Nebraska) -- For so long, this sliver of land has pierced the hearts of the Ponca people. It is their trail of tears, a path trudged 140 years ago by more than 700...

5/13/2017

article Ponca Tribe Gains Ownership of Nebraska Homestead Trail
(Nebraska) -- The Ponca Tribe of Nebraska has renamed the state's Homestead Trail to Chief Standing Bear Trail after gaining ownership of the sliver of land the...

5/12/2017

article Ponca Tribe Gains Ownership of Nebraska Homestead Trail
(Nebraska) -- The Ponca Tribe of Nebraska renamed the state's Homestead Trail to Chief Standing Bear Trail after gaining ownership of the sliver of land the tribe...
article Witness the Document that Set the Trail of Tears in Motion
(Washington D.C.) -- The National Archives is home to some of America’s greatest achievements—its Constitution and Declaration of Independence; the...

5/1/2017

article Ponca Tribe starts 273-mile march on trail of tears
(Nebraska) -- A week after tens of thousands turned out in support of science and as thousands more this weekend take to the streets for the People’s Climate March...

3/19/2017

article Painful truth: Trail of Tears topic of Tuesday meeting
(Tennessee) -- The whole truth of what’s come to be known as the Trail of Tears may never be known, but a group based in Georgia is attempting to piece together as...

2/17/2017

article City of Fayetteville Seeking Artists for Trails of Tears Mural on Tsa La Gi Trail
(Arkansas) -- The City of Fayetteville and the Fayetteville Arts Council are seeking request for proposals for a Trail of Tears mural on the Tsa La Gi Trail.
article Fayetteville seeks artists for Trail of Tears mural
(Arkansas) -- Fayetteville will soon have more public art on the city’s trail system. City officials are seeking artists to submit proposals for a new mural along...

2/11/2017

article Deadline nears to enter Trail of Tears Art Show
(Oklahoma) -- The longest-running Native American art show in Oklahoma returns to the Cherokee Heritage Center, with the 46th annual Trail of Tears Art Show presented...

10/30/2016

article Ohio school apologizes for 'Trail of Tears' sign, blames 'ignorance'
(Ohio) -- McClain was playing at Hillsboro. The banner says, “Hey Indians, Get Ready for A Trail of TEARS Part 2.” The Trail of Tears is the name assigned to the forced...

10/29/2016

article Ohio cheerleaders display "trail of tears" banner before game with Native American mascot
(Ohio) -- This certainly put a dim on those Friday night lights. An Ohio high school football game Friday between the Greenfield-McClain Tigers and the Hillsboro Indians...

10/17/2016

article Council approves Native American coalition's Tuscumbia Landing proposal
(Alabama) -- City Council members Monday voted unanimously to enter into a contract with a native American coalition that wants to develop Tuscumbia Landing into an...

9/22/2016

article Why Did the U.S. Forest Service Rip Up a Stretch of the Trail of Tears?
(Tennessee) -- In the summer of 2015 it was discovered that a nearly mile-long portion of the historic Trail of Tears in Tennessee had been demolished, replaced with...

9/18/2016

article Trail of Tears damaged by U.S. Forest Service work
(Tennessee) -- The U.S. Forest Service has ripped up a portion of the Trail of Tears in the Appalachian Mountains, reopening wounds for Native Americans who consider...

9/17/2016

article Docs detail government damage of Trail of Tears
(Tennessee) -- The U.S. Forest Service has ripped up a portion of the Trail of Tears in the Appalachian Mountains, reopening wounds for Native Americans who consider...

7/6/2016

article Remembering the removal: Wayside markers trace the Trail of Tears in WNC
(North Carolina) -- A growing collection of roadside signs has been popping up along rural drives and main thoroughfares in Western North Carolina over the last decade,...

7/3/2016

article "Return from Exile" Native American Art exhibit tours along the Trail of Tears
(Tennessee) -- Opening July 5, Columbia State Community College's Pryor Art Gallery will present "Return from Exile," an exhibit traveling along the...

6/24/2016

article Cherokee cyclists return from ride retracing Trail of Tears
(Oklahoma) -- After a physically challenging and emotionally taxing nearly three-week journey, 15 cyclists pedaled their way under a hot summer sun to their final...

6/23/2016

article Native American cyclists wrapping up Trail of Tears ride
(Oklahoma) -- More than a dozen Native American bicyclists from Oklahoma and North Carolina are wrapping up a nearly 1,000-mile ride retracing their ancestors’...

6/11/2016

article Beloved statue returns to endpoint of Trail of Tears
(Oklahoma) -- Within hours of the Sept. 11 terror attacks in 2001, flowers and American flags began showing up at the base of a statue on Beta Field, a grassy lawn where...

6/8/2016

article Trail of Tears reconciliation statue to be dedicated at NSU
(Oklahoma) -- Northeastern State University will host an unveiling ceremony for a donated statue created to inspire reconciliation for suffering Native Americans endured...

6/5/2016

article Group retraces Trail of Tears on bicycles
(Georgia) -- Even though the peoples of the Cherokee Nation no longer call Georgia home, the imprint of their culture and heritage remain embedded in the map of the...

6/4/2016

article Remember the Removal Riders given send-off
(North Carolina) -- While working as an intern with the Cherokee One Feather three summers ago, J.D. Arch worked as support staff for the Remember the Removal Ride...

6/3/2016

article Return to the Trail of Tears
(Oklahoma) -- Long time we travel on way to new land. People feel bad when they leave Old Nation. Women cry and made sad wails. Children cry and many men cry, and all...

6/1/2016

article 2016 Remember the Removal Bike Ride departs to retrace Trail of Tears
(Oklahoma) -- The 2016 Remember the Removal Bike Ride cyclists departed the Cherokee Nation Tuesday, officially beginning a three-week journey to retrace the northern...
article Native American cyclists to retrace Trail of Tears
(Missouri) -- Eight members of the Cherokee Nation and seven from the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians will retrace a dark road of American history, the Trail of Tears.

4/13/2016

article Man builds stone wall to honor ancestor who walked Trail of Tears and back home
(Alabama) -- As a youngster, Tom Hendrix would listen to his grandmother talk about her grandmother, a Native American who was forced as a teen to walk from her Alabama...

2/9/2016

article Stone wall honors ancestor's journey on Trail of Tears
(Illinois) -- As a youngster, Tom Hendrix would listen to his grandmother talk about her grandmother, a Native American who was forced as a teen to walk from her Alabama...

1/17/2016

article Trail of Tears signs planned for Tuscumbia
(Alabama) -- Plans are underway to install a series of signs that trace the Trail of Tears path through the city. The Natchez Trace Parkway Association and local...

11/20/2015

article Missouri department project helps identify Trail of Tears
(Missouri) -- An unlabeled, nearly 200-year-old map, safely stored in the Missouri State Archives, became the starting point to discovering the earliest roads in...

9/14/2015

article ‘Little Cheyenne Girl’ Visits Atlanta
(Georgia) -- More than 180 years ago tribes in Georgia were forced out of the state, to walk the infamous Trail of Tears. But now, “Little Cheyenne Girl” has...

8/26/2015

article Couple walk ‘Trail of Tears’
(Oklahoma) -- A South Dakota couple recently passed through Bartlesville as they neared the completion of a 727-mile walk, carrying a message on behalf of the Ponca...

7/16/2015

article ‘Trail of Tears’ Is a Clear-Eyed Look at America’s ‘First Genocide’
(New York) -- “This is a chance to look at the first genocide,” said director Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj as he opened last night’s performance of “...

7/15/2015

article ‘Trail of Tears’ dissects America’s original sin
(New York) -- History thrown at you like a hard left hook is the signature move of Rebel Theater Company — and they’ve scored another jarring knockout with...

7/4/2015

article Trail of Tears - Trail of Tears Meeting in Fannin County
(Georgia) -- The next meeting of the Georgia Chapter of the Trail of Tears Association will be held on Saturday, July 11, 2015 at 10:30 AM at the Epworth United...

6/28/2015

article 'Trail of Tears' and a trip of joy
(North Carolina) -- Several years ago, when my granddaughter was about 10, I asked her if she would like to go with me to North Carolina to see the Cherokee Indian...

6/22/2015

article Michael Overall: Cherokee student gives up lifelong dream to retrace Trail of Tears
(Oklahoma) -- A narrow asphalt strip cutting through the woods of central Tennessee, Bottoms Road passes the red-brick steeple of Shellsford Baptist Church and then...

6/6/2015

article 2015 Remember the Removal Bike Ride Begins Journey to Retrace Trail of Tears
(Oklahoma) -- The 2015 Remember the Removal bike riders departed the Cherokee Nation Wednesday after a special send-off ceremony at the W.W. Keeler Complex, officially...

5/29/2015

article Steve Inskeep casts new light on Andrew Jackson, land ownership and the Trail of Tears
(Tennessee) -- In "Jacksonland: Andrew Jackson, Cherokee Chief John Ross, and a Great American Land Grab," Steve Inskeep uses the investigative skills that...

5/26/2015

article This horrifying story will make you question whether Andrew Jackson should be on the $20 bill
(USA) -- I still remember my first $20 bill. It was a gift from an uncle on my 8th birthday. I’ll never forget the crisp feel of the paper, the distinctive shape...

5/14/2015

article BLOG: “Trail of beers” – the perfect example of mascot-induced stereotypes and racism
(Illinois) -- When I was at the United Nations conference last week, we held a meeting on indigenous issues. I brought up the mascot issue in one of the three questions...

5/13/2015

press release Choctaw Nation to hold annual Trail of Tears Walk
(Oklahoma) -- The Choctaw Nation is holding a commemorative Trail of Tears Walk at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 16 at its historical Capitol Grounds, Tvshka Homma.

3/15/2015

article Trail of Tears markers to be unveiled at Ross's Landing
(Tennessee) -- The Native American removals in the late 19th century could be considered some of the darkest moments in American history. The forced relocations resulted...

1/13/2015

article Guernsey County man recounts Cherokee ancestors' ordeal on 'Trail of Tears'
(Ohio) -- On Dec. 29, 1835, the United States government signed a document that would culminate in the forced relocation of thousands of Cherokee from their ancestral...

11/26/2014

article Trail of Tears footprints offer connection to history
(Missouri) -- The Trail of Tears emblem embedded in concrete tells visitors where they are. But it's the moccasin prints of men, women and children making their way...

11/23/2014

article LETTER: America Should Count The Trail of Tears in Past Mistakes to Avoid
(Florida) -- There are many events in the past which hopefully will never be forgotten: The Holocaust, Pearl Harbor, 9/11, slavery. But one event that seems to have been...

11/8/2014

article Online project a boon to Native American history
(Washington D.C.) -- In a significant development for online Native American history, the Oklahoma Historical Society, the National Archives at Fort Worth and the...

8/31/2014

article Opinion: Trail of Tears’ sign on ESPN’S College GameDay Show sparks Faux-pology
(Oklahoma) -- On August 30, 2014, ESPN’s College GameDay Show aired two disturbing and questionable signs from fans attending the OSU Cowboys vs Florida State...
article OSU student apologizes for 'Trail of Tears' College GameDay banner
(Oklahoma) -- On Saturday morning, a photo circulated on Twitter of an offensive banner from ESPN’s College GameDay created by Oklahoma State students that...

8/30/2014

article Cherokee Chief Responds To OSU Student 'Trail Of Tears' Game Day Sign
(Oklahoma) -- A game day sign painted by a group of OSU students is bringing national attention to the state of Oklahoma as the college football season begins.
article Cowboys and Indians: OSU fans carry deplorable signs at College GameDay
(Oklahoma) -- Behavior like this from educated people is nauseating. Before the white, middle-class readers start decrying our culture of political correctness, let...
article Oklahoma State Fans Hold 'Trail of Tears' Banner for College GameDay
(Oklahoma) -- A group of Oklahoma State University football fans have sparked outrage for a sign they created to hold during ESPN's GameDay football-preview show.
article OSU football: 'Trail of Tears' College GameDay sign condemned by university
(Oklahoma) -- ESPN's College GameDay has become a must-watch show every Saturday morning, so much that fans have taken to making creative signs based on the feature...
article OSU Native American students respond to 'Trail of Tears' GameDay sign
(Oklahoma) -- A College GameDay sign painted by a group of Oklahoma State University students caused fury on social media and has caught the attention of Native American...
article OSU Sports: 'Trail of Tears' sign at ESPN College GameDay sparks university response
(Oklahoma) -- Among the many signs at ESPN’s College GameDay show this morning in Fort Worth, Texas, one from a group of Oklahoma State fans caused fury and...
article OSU student releases apology for offensive sign
(Texas) -- A sign made by Oklahoma State University students for game day Saturday caused a stir on social media. A photo was posted to Twitter with a group of students...
article OSU to students: Trail of Tears sign not OK
(Oklahoma) -- Oklahoma State University officials say students' sign referencing the Trail of Tears at an ESPN event prior to the game against the Florida State...

7/21/2014

article Tennessee lawmakers apologize for Trail of Tears
(Tennessee) -- Tennessee lawmakers on June 27 apologized to the Cherokee Nation for actions taken by President Andrew Jackson that 175 years ago forced approximately 16,...

7/15/2014

article Tennessee lawmakers 'regret Trail of Tears'
(Tennessee) -- Tennessee lawmakers have apologized to the Cherokee Nation for actions taken by President Andrew Jackson that 175 years ago forced up to 16,000 Cherokees...

7/1/2014

article Tennessee Apologizes to Cherokees
(Tennessee) -- Tennessee lawmakers have apologized to the Cherokee Nation for actions taken by President Andrew Jackson that forced up to 16,000 Cherokees off Tennessee...

6/28/2014

article Tennessee Lawmakers Issue Apology To Native Americans For Trail Of Tears
(Tennessee) -- It's an apology 175 years in the making. Friday, Tennessee lawmakers expressed regret to Native American nations who were unjustly forced out of...
article Tennessee leaders renounce state's role in Trail of Tears
(Tennessee) -- Imagine someone coming to your door and saying, "Be like us or leave." That's what happened to the people of the five Native American...

6/25/2014

article State to renounce Trail of Tears at Friday event
(Tennessee) -- Lawmakers will publicly renounce Tennessee’s role in the Indian Removal Act of 1830 known as the Trail of Tears at a ceremony on Friday, in the...
article Perry’s ‘Trail of Tears’ comment draws criticism
(Texas) -- Perhaps it should come as no surprise that, at a time when the Washington Redskins are mired in controversy for having an insensitive name, that Gov. Rick...

3/26/2014

article 175th year of Trail of Tears’ end commemorate
(Oklahoma) -- It was March 24, 1839, when the last detachment of Cherokee people ended their months-long journey of nearly 1,000 miles to Indian Territory after being...

3/24/2014

article Cherokee Nation commemorates 175 years since Trail of Tears
(Oklahoma) -- It was 175 years ago the final group of Cherokees ended the journey across the Trail of Tears. The detachment arrived on March 24, 1839, in Indian...
article VIDEO: Remembering the End of the Trail
(Oklahoma) -- It was 175-years ago today that the Trail of Tears came to an end for the Cherokee Nation. The last group of Cherokees arrived in, what is now, Oklahoma on...

10/27/2013

article Wichita walk to commemorate those who died on Trail of Tears
(Wisconsin) -- It’s been nearly two centuries since the federal government forcibly marched 125,000 Cherokee, Creek, Seminole, Chickasaw and Choctaw Indians from...

9/27/2013

article OUR VIEW: Gadsden gets Trail of Tears memorial
(Alabama) -- Some historians describe the forced removal in the early 19th century of American Indian nations from the Southeast as genocide. They’ve compared it...
article Trail of Tears Memorial in Gadsden to mark forced removal of Native Americans from Southeast
(Alabama) -- A memorial to the Trail of Tears is set to open in Gadsden, marking the forced removal of tens of thousands of Native Americans from tribal lands in the...

9/21/2013

article Riders remember the Trail of Tears
(Alabama) -- When Horse Jamieson hopped on his motorcycle and headed to Cherokee, N.C., from his home in Six Nations of the Grand River in Hamilton, Ontario Canada, for...

8/28/2013

article Retracing the Trail of Tears: A legacy of Native American culture and way of life
(Tennessee) -- Exhibits, preserves, cabins and monuments mark the path where much of the Cherokee Nation was forced to move from the Southeast to Oklahoma in 1838.

7/3/2013

article Tulsa Disavows Olympics Bid Using Trail of Tears as Sales Pitch
(Oklahoma) -- "We are not actively seeking an Olympic bid," Tulsa Sports Commission Senior Vice President Roy Hoyt said at a press conference yesterday. "...

5/31/2013

article Trail of Tears remembered in Carter County
(Tennessee) -- For the last 23 years, the Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area has celebrated Native American culture with a festival. Among the many things to do and see...
article ‘Remember the Removal’ riders leave for Georgia
(Oklahoma) -- Fifteen Cherokee students said goodbye to family and friends, and left for Georgia where they will join seven Eastern Band of Cherokee bicycle riders to...

3/13/2013

article OP/ED: Let's be open and respectful
(North Carolina) -- June 21 will mark 175 years since “North Carolina troops escorted three hundred Cherokee prisoners from Fort Montgomery (now Robbinsville)...

1/9/2013

article Carrying the torch through history
(North Carolina) -- It’s all started with a phone call. A lifelong thirst for adventure led Ronald R. Cooper to a love of backpacking, where he soon began hiking...

1/7/2013

article Council accepts plan for Trail of Tears monument in Fort Smith
(Arkansas) -- The Inter-Tribal Council of the Five Civilized Tribes has accepted the U.S. Marshals Museum’s property offer to build a Trail of Tears monument in...

9/21/2012

article Lost Trail of Tears Segment Discovered Using Google Earth
(Tennessee) -- Using Google Earth as a guide, the Native History Association, a nonprofit group based in Nashville, Tennessee, has identified a previously unknown...

9/5/2012

article 25th Annual Trail Of Tears Event Upcoming
(Kentucky) -- Thousands are expected in Hopkinsville to attend the 25th anniversary of an event that remembers the Trail of Tears and celebrates Native American culture.

8/13/2012

article Area history heavily involved with Trail of Tears
(Arkansas) -- There are more miles of overland and water routes traveled by the Native Americans during the Trail of Tears in Arkansas than in any other state.

8/1/2012

article State park at Jackson remembers Trail of Tears
(Missouri) -- George Santayana, a Spanish-American philosopher, once famously said that "those that cannot remember the past are doomed to repeat it." Maybe...

6/8/2012

article ‘Remember the Removal’ riders leave Tahlequah
(Oklahoma) -- The participants of this year’s “Remember the Removal” bike ride were given a send-off on June 1 at the Cherokee Nation Tribal Complex.

6/1/2012

article Muscogee (Creek) Nation bike tour to retrace Trail of Tears
(Oklahoma) -- The journey from the Ocmulgee Mounds in Georgia to the city of Okmulgee is marked by stories of tragedy and loss but also pride and triumph for the...

5/31/2012

article Top Muscogee (Creek) leaders to visit Macon on Saturday
(Georgia) -- The Muscogee (Creek) Indian Nation is sending what may be the first contingent ever of its leaders and elders to Macon this weekend for a commemoration of...
article Two Men Set Off On Trail Of Tears To Raise Awareness
(Oklahoma) -- Two members of the Creek Nation left Thursday for Ocmulgee Mounds, Georgia, the tribe's ancestral home. John Beaver and Justin Giles will start back to...

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