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Native American History

  • Trail of Tears

    The Trail of Tears was a forced removal of the tribe of the Cherokee. They first lived in mountain valleys of Appalachian Georgia and the Carolina and the US government moved them to western Indian Territory in present-day Oklahoma. Around 4,000 Cherokee died on this trail who suffered through malnutrition, improper clothing, quickly spreading diseases, and bad weather.
  • Trail of Death

    Also known as the Potawatomi Trail of Death, this removal act (Sep. 4 - Nov. 4) forced Potawatomi Indians to travel from Twin Lakes near Plymouth, Indiana, to the location of present-day Osawatomie, Kansas, a distance of 660 miles. Over 40 individuals died from typhoid fever and immeasurable stress.