trail of tears

A small memorial in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee, to those who suffered on the "Trail of Tears," which passed through the town. The name revers to the removal, in the 1830s, of Cherokee people who were forcibly moved from their homeland (largely in the mountains of North Carolina and Tennessee — the latter of which was part of Tennessee at the time — and relocated to Oklahoma. Cherokee people were taken from their homes and forced to walk about a thousand miles. As many as 4,000 Cherokees dies of disease, exhaustion, and exposure during the forced march.

A small memorial in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee, to those who suffered on the “Trail of Tears,” which passed through the town. The name revers to the removal, in the 1830s, of Cherokee people who were forcibly moved from their homeland (largely in the mountains of North Carolina and Tennessee — the latter of which was part of Tennessee at the time — and relocated to Oklahoma. Cherokee people were taken from their homes and forced to walk about a thousand miles. As many as 4,000 Cherokees dies of disease, exhaustion, and exposure during the forced march.

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