The Native American Speech: The Trail Of Tears

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Not many people know or have heard about the Trail of Tears. It might be a subject that some people avoid because it was such a horrible tragedy. The Trail of Tears was a forced Indian march that took place on a very long trail of 1,000 miles that led to an established Indian Territory. Our government were the ones behind this and thought it was right to remove them from their homes. These people suffered even some them died on their journey. In the end if they did survive the trail their whole lifestyle was changed and they had to adapt. In 1838 and 1839, as part of Andrew Jackson 's Indian removal policy, the Cherokee nation and other Indian nation were forced to give up their land and to migrate to an established Indian Territory. The Cherokee people called this journey the "Trail of Tears," because of its devastating effects. The Trail of Tears was trail that consisted of a 1,000 miles that the Native Americans were forced to march on. The trail passes through the present day states of Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, and Tennessee. Can people visit the Trail of Tears? Yes, there are places set up for visiting the Trail of Tears. People can see campsites, some of the gravesites, forts such as Fort Hall, or there even …show more content…
Not many people know or have heard of this event that took place on a trail that was 1,000 miles long. President Jackson issued a Removal Act of the Indians and white Americans were all for it. These people suffered and even some them died on their journey. If they did survive they had to adapt their new lifestyle. Those who wonder why it is called the trail of tears it is because the Native Americans would cry when they lost a loved one. Another reason for the name is that it was said that when the Native Americans cried, their tears dried up and crystallized, making the

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