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Trail of Tears


The Chickasaw were forced to walk the Trail of Tears, too.
Laurie Halse Anderson  --  The Impossible Knife of Memory
  the name given to the route from the Southeastern U.S. to modern Oklahoma that the Cherokee were forced to travel in the 1830s as a result of the Indian Removal Act
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An estimated 4,000 of the 15,000 Cherokees affected died — primarily of disease in Indian camps where the Cherokee were "rounded up" prior to the march.
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  • The Chickasaw were forced to walk the Trail of Tears, too.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  The Impossible Knife of Memory
  • Meanwhile, Hassan was singing a song entitled: "We’re on a Trail / a Trail of Tears / There’s Dip on My Chin / and We’re Gonna Die Here."
    John Green  --  An Abundance of Katherines
  • Plus, I still have to navigate the trail of tears that is this courtyard.
    Katja Millay  --  The Sea of Tranquility
  • And so they called it the Trail of Tears.
    Forest Carter  --  Education of Little Tree

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  • But she always had enough serenity to know that they were not memories of love or repentance, but the image of a sorrow that left a trail of tears on her cheeks.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • "Because thousands of native people died on the Trail of Tears, shouldn’t we call it a ’genocide’ instead of a ’forced march’?"
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  The Impossible Knife of Memory
  • They called it the Trail of Tears for it sounds romantic and speaks of the sorrow of those who stood by the Trail.
    Forest Carter  --  Education of Little Tree
  • And so they call it the Trail of Tears.
    Forest Carter  --  Education of Little Tree
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Associated words [difficulty]:   Trail of Tears [8] , George Armstrong Custer [7] , Geronimo [7] , Crazy Horse [8] , Sitting Bull [8] , Custer’s Last Stand [9]
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