United States of America


What was the Trail of Tears

In 1838, the United States rounded up approximately 15,000 members of the Cherokee Nation and forced them from their homes in Tennessee to a reservation in Oklahoma. The removal of the Cherokee Nation from their land was done so that citizens of the United States could use the fertile lands in Tennessee. Along the “trail,” approximately one-fourth of the Cherokees died from malnutrition, disease, and government inefficiency.


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