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23Jan 19

Conference provides stories from the Trail of Tears

In October 2018, the Trail of Tears Association held a conference in Decatur, Alabama. This conference is held each year at a place that sits along the Trail of Tears. Attendees learn about routes taken by Native Americans during their forced removal from lands east of the Mississippi River. Ancestors…

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12Aug 16

Two sisters trace their roots on the Trail of Tears

Two sisters embraced their Cherokee roots by hiking part of the Trail of Tears that their ancestor walked. They experienced some difficulties, but ultimately they found the experience to be rewarding. Read more about the sisters' hike on the Trail of Tears.

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Map: Trail of Tears

Video: The Trail of Tears: They Knew It was Wrong

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Interactive Time-Lapse Map: The Invasion of America

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