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The Trail of Tears shouldn’t have happened. People at the time knew that it was wrong, that it was illegal, and that it was unconstitutional, but they did it anyway. Historian Amy Sturgis explains why the forced removal of the Cherokee Nation to “Indian Territory” was wrong on both moral and legal grounds.

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15 Incredible, Almost Unbelievable Facts About Oklahoma

6. There were actually six tribes that walked the Trail of Tears. One tribe, Chipachawamie, died of famine early on. The tribe was small and only consisted of about 1,000 members. Those that survived were accepted into the Choctaw tribe. For whatever reason, this is largely ignored by history books.

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Find out more about the history of Trail of Tears, including videos, interesting articles, pictures, historical features and more. Get all the facts on HISTORY.com

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Trail of Tears facts provide the information about tragic journey, history and story for Trail of Tears. The trail is measured around 1000 miles. There were Five Civilized Tribes of Creek, Choctaw, Cherokee, Chickasaw, and Seminole. All five tribes were forced t

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The Cherokee Indians have a rough past. Part of their past is the Trail of Tears, when the government ran them out of their homeland. Thousands died that day.

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Cherokee lessons Thanks to an online friend, A Cherokee who goes by trulycrabby on http://www.secularhomeschool.com forum

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Trail of Tears The Indigenous People of the United States Discover interesting facts and information about the history and culture of Native American Indians and their tribes

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