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Cherokee Trail of Tears Map.jpg I'm pinning this under "admiration" for the brave men, women and children who lost their lives during this shameful time in American history. As a native Oklahoman, the story of the trail of tears has always deeply touched me.

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Bestseller Books Online The Cherokee Nation and the Trail of Tears (The Penguin Library of American Indian History) Theda Perdue, Michael Green $8.74 - http://www.ebooknetworking.net/books_detail-0143113674.html

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In 1831, the Choctaw Indians endured death and starvation when they were forced out of Mississippi to travel the Trail of Tears. Just 16 years later, they learned of the people in Ireland who were starving to death during the potato famine and donated all the money they had to the strangers across the sea. Source

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