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Thursday, November 27, 2008

LEARN OF AND REMEMBER THE INJUSTICE DONE HERE TO THOSE WHO ALREADY LIVED HERE

NO PEACE IS REALLY WON WHILE EXTERMINATING OTHERS

WHILE YOU GIVE THANKS
REMEMBER THE SACRIFICE
OF THE INDIGENOUS PEOPLE

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"...when justice is overlooked and only equality is granted by assimilation..... and our humanity is debased......then we know that the fight to survive has begun"
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'The Signals for change' by Solomon Cyr.
"Darlin' Dont Cry" Buffy Sainte-Marie and the Red Bull ~ Singers.


THE TRAIL OF TEARS

" Between 1790 and 1830 the population of Georgia increased six-fold. The western push of the settlers created a problem. Georgians continued to take Native American lands and force them into the frontier. By 1825 the Lower Creek had been completely removed from the state under provisions of the Treaty of Indian Springs. By 1827 the Creek were gone. Cherokee had long called western Georgia home.

...In 1830 the Congress of the United States passed the "Indian Removal Act..."

Native Languages of the Americas: Cherokee (Tsalagi)

History: The best-known episode in Cherokee history was also the worst: the Trail of Tears, the forced relocation of the Cherokee Indians...Though prominent Americans like Davy Crockett and Daniel Webster spoke against Removal, and though the Supreme Court ruled it unconstitutional, President Andrew Jackson sent in the army. Fifteen to twenty thousand Cherokee Indians (along with Choctaw, Creek, and other tribes) were rounded up and herded to Oklahoma in the winter of 1838-1839. Driven from their homes without being allowed to collect their possessions first, even their shoes, the Cherokees were no better equipped for an 800-mile forced march than people today would be. Between four and eight thousand Cherokee people died of exposure, starvation, disease, and exhaustion along the Trail of Tears. If you understand this, both the extent to which the Cherokees had adopted American standards of civilization before the Removal and the ultimate futility of it, you will go a long way towards understanding the Cherokee mentality and also the attitudes of other Indian peoples towards us.
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Cherokee Morning Song
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Samuel's Memory - Cherokee History
Samuel Cloud turned 9 years old on the Trail of Tears. Samuel's Memory is told by his great-great grandson, Michael Rutledge, in his paper Forgiveness in the Age of Forgetfulness. Michael, a citizen of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, is a law student at Arizona State University.

Cherokee History
by Ken Martin

Pictures of Our Nobler Selves - Cherokee History

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