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National Historic Trail The Cherokee Trail of Tears, 1838-1839

The Trail of Tears: Samuel's Memory - Samuel Cloud turned 9 years old on the Trail of Tears. Samuel's Memory is told by his great-great grandson, Michael Rutledge, in his paper Forgiveness in the Age of Forgetfulness. Michael, a citizen of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, is a law student at Arizona State University.

The Trail of Tears - In one of the saddest episodes of our brief history, men, women, and children were taken from their land, herded into makeshift forts with minimal facilities and food, then forced to march a thousand miles(Some made part of the trip by boat in equally horrible conditions).

The Trail of Tears - Timeline 1838-1839
Map of The Trail of Tears
Cherokee Removal Forts
History of the Cherokee - "The History of the Cherokee" website is a tribute to the strength and determination of our people to survive centuries of trials and oppression.

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