We Are Still Here

I saw this sign a couple of weeks ago. It is just a simple yard sign, like the kind people put out advertising their politics or yard sales. But the message really struck me. The Cherokees were forced to leave this area in the 1800s and march west to Oklahoma along what is now known as the Trail of Tears. This sign must have been posted by a descendent of one of the few who escaped the harsh removal.
Here is a lengthy article about the Trail of Tears if you're interested.


Lady Jane said...

I had a couple of seniors do a research paper on the Trail of Tears. It was an eye-opening experience for them. I was surprised that they had never heard of the travesty during a history class.

Meghan said...

I've learned that if it's not expected to be on a standardized test, then it's not taught in school.

Janet said...

I remember seeing an outdoor play about the Trail of Tears when we visited Cherokee way back when.