6. There were actually six tribes that walked the Trail of Tears. One tribe, Chipachawamie, died of famine early on. The tribe was small and only consisted of about 1,000 members. Those that survived were accepted into the Choctaw tribe. For whatever reason, this is largely ignored by history books.

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6. There were actually six tribes that walked the Trail of Tears. One tribe, Chipachawamie, died of famine early on. The tribe was small and only consisted of about 1,000 members. Those that survived were accepted into the Choctaw tribe. For whatever reason, this is largely ignored by history books.

Two newly developed driving tours that follow the original route of the Trail of Tears have been marked in Chattanooga and Hamilton County. #trailoftears #chahistory

Trail of Tears markers to be unveiled at Ross's Landing

Two newly developed driving tours that follow the original route of the Trail of Tears have been marked in Chattanooga and Hamilton County. #trailoftears #chahistory

Trail of Tears facts provide the information about tragic journey, history and story for Trail of Tears. The trail is measured around 1000 miles. There were Five Civilized Tribes of Creek, Choctaw, Cherokee, Chickasaw, and Seminole. All five tribes were forced t

Trail of Tears facts provide the information about tragic journey, history and story for Trail of Tears. The trail is measured around 1000 miles. There were Five Civilized Tribes of Creek, Choctaw, Cherokee, Chickasaw, and Seminole. All five tribes were forced t

The Trail of Tears shouldn’t have happened. People at the time knew that it was wrong, that it was illegal, and that it was unconstitutional, but they did it anyway. Historian Amy Sturgis explains why the forced removal of the Cherokee Nation to “Indian Territory” was wrong on both moral and legal grounds.

The Trail of Tears shouldn’t have happened. People at the time knew that it was wrong, that it was illegal, and that it was unconstitutional, but they did it anyway. Historian Amy Sturgis explains why the forced removal of the Cherokee Nation to “Indian Territory” was wrong on both moral and legal grounds.

Now in its 20th printing, this little book contains a fascinating, firsthand account of the "Trail of Tears" by a U.S. soldier who was there. Also includes classic legends like "How the Earth was Made

Cherokee Legends and the Trail of Tears

Now in its 20th printing, this little book contains a fascinating, firsthand account of the "Trail of Tears" by a U.S. soldier who was there. Also includes classic legends like "How the Earth was Made

Trail of tears...I just recently discovered that my great great aunt was one of those on the trail of tears.

Trail of tears...I just recently discovered that my great great aunt was one of those on the trail of tears.

Cherokee lessons Thanks to an online friend, A Cherokee who goes by trulycrabby on http://www.secularhomeschool.com forum

Cherokee lessons Thanks to an online friend, A Cherokee who goes by trulycrabby on http://www.secularhomeschool.com forum

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