• "The Trail of Tears refers to the forced relocation in 1838 of the Cherokee Native American tribe to the Western United States, which resulted in the deaths of an estimated 4,000 Cherokees. In the Cherokee language, the event is called Nunna daul Isunyi—“the Trail Where We Cried”. The Cherokees were not the only Native Americans forced to emigrate as a result of the Indian Removal efforts of the United States, and so the phrase, “Trail of Tears”, is sometimes used to refer to similar events endured by other Indian peoples, especially among the Five Civilized Tribes. The phrase originated as a description of the forcible removal of the Choctaw nation in 1831." Source:
  • The Cherokee tribe was forcibly relocated from the Carolinas to what is now Oklahoma. Lots of them died along the way, on what came to be called the trail of tears.
  • The Trail of Tears was the forced Exodus of the Cherokee Indians from the Appalachain Mountain area of the US to Oklahoma (then called Indian Territory) by the US Government. Because the government wanted the land, and also wanted to put all the Native Americans in one territory, where they could be watched and controlled. If I sound bitter, it is because I am part Cherokee.
  • This land belonged to the people already here. Then the Cherokee tribe was forced to relocate. And many died as a result.
  • I realize this is an old question but it wasn't just the Cherokee that were relocated the Creek Indians were relocated as well I don't know how many other tribes might have been involved but I do know it wasn't just the Cherokee. So sad!

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