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Where are the monuments? Where are the memorial ceremonies? Unlike post-war Germany, North Americans refuse to acknowledge this genocide. Never Forget!

Where are the monuments? Where are the memorial ceremonies? Unlike post-war Germany, North Americans refuse to acknowledge this genocide. Never Forget!

Cherokee do not look much like other tribes of Indians, one of the myths of our name is that the word Cherokee means Those who came from far away, as the other Indians thought that we came from the sky.

Cherokee do not look much like other tribes of Indians, one of the myths of our name is that the word Cherokee means Those who came from far away, as the other Indians thought that we came from the sky.

The iconic tragedy of Indian Removal: the Cherokee Trail of Tears that relocated thousands of Cherokees to Indian Territory (now Oklahoma), was also a Black migration. Slaves of Cherokees walked this trail along with their Indian owners.

Pain of 'Trail of Tears' shared by Blacks as well as Native Americans

The iconic tragedy of Indian Removal: the Cherokee Trail of Tears that relocated thousands of Cherokees to Indian Territory (now Oklahoma), was also a Black migration. Slaves of Cherokees walked this trail along with their Indian owners.

Cherokee Trail Of Tears    "Long time we travel on way to new land. People feel bad when they leave old nation. Women cry and make sad wails. Children cry and many men cry, and all look sad like when friends die, but they say nothing and just put heads down and keep on go towards West. Many days pass and people die very much. We bury close by Trail."   - Survivor of the Trail of Tears -

Cherokee Trail Of Tears "Long time we travel on way to new land. People feel bad when they leave old nation. Women cry and make sad wails. Children cry and many men cry, and all look sad like when friends die, but they say nothing and just put heads down and keep on go towards West. Many days pass and people die very much. We bury close by Trail." - Survivor of the Trail of Tears -

Nancy Callahan Dollar died in January 1931 at the age of 108. She had a loving dog named Buster, but her "friends" actually killed the poor boy and buried him with her. If this wasn't enough to make a soul weary, thieves broke into her cabin and stole the money she had saved for her own headstone. Locals saw the ghosts of Nancy and Buster wandering the woods together thereafter, and so often that the town of Mentone raised funds in 1973 to have a gravestone made just for Nancy, which seems…

Nancy Callahan Dollar died in January 1931 at the age of 108. She had a loving dog named Buster, but her "friends" actually killed the poor boy and buried him with her. If this wasn't enough to make a soul weary, thieves broke into her cabin and stole the money she had saved for her own headstone. Locals saw the ghosts of Nancy and Buster wandering the woods together thereafter, and so often that the town of Mentone raised funds in 1973 to have a gravestone made just for Nancy, which seems…

Wa-kee (aka Rebecca Tickaneesky, aka Rebecca-Smith-Neugin) - Cherokee - before 1932 {Note: Rebecca's father was known as Big Tickaneesky, but was also said to use the last name of Ketcher. Rebecca first married John Smith, and later re-married Bark Neugin (aka Bark Nugen). She can be found on some Census lists as Becca Nugen or Becky Nugen. When she died in Hulbert, Oklahoma in 1932, it was said that she was one of the last remaining survivors of the Trail of Tears.}

Wa-kee (aka Rebecca Tickaneesky, aka Rebecca-Smith-Neugin) - Cherokee - before 1932 {Note: Rebecca's father was known as Big Tickaneesky, but was also said to use the last name of Ketcher. Rebecca first married John Smith, and later re-married Bark Neugin (aka Bark Nugen). She can be found on some Census lists as Becca Nugen or Becky Nugen. When she died in Hulbert, Oklahoma in 1932, it was said that she was one of the last remaining survivors of the Trail of Tears.}

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