Trail of Tears

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Trail of Tears

forced march of 18,000 Cherokees westward to Indian Territory (Oklahoma); 4,000 die of disease and exposure (winter, 1838–1839). [Am. Hist.: EB, 2: 808]
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Justice said some readers have drawn a parallel between the story told in Kynship and the Cherokee Trail of Tears, the forced relocation of Cherokee men women and children from Georgia to Oklahoma in the 1830s, a journey of a thousand miles that saw thousands die before reaching their destination.
Now when I grow Cherokee White Flour Corn, Coushaw Squash, and Cherokee Trail of Tears Bean (which I located from another seed saver) in the "Three Sisters" native guild section of our garden, I not only get beautiful plants and great food but I feel like I'm preserving a bit of cultural history as well as maintaining a link to my own families past.
The reader is allowed to perceive this within a loose frame of reference, but also with a montage of symbols ranging through Dizzy Gillespie, Sitting Bull, Tweedledum and Tweedledee, Buffalo Bill, John Wayne, Huckleberry Hound, the Cherokee Trail of Tears, Wounded Knee, Princess Pocahontas, the Body of Christ, Mother Earth, and Porky Pig, among others.
Read about Cherokee Trail of Tears bean, grown by the Cherokee nation and transported with them when they were forcibly removed from their homeland; the Brandywine tomato, which tomato lovers claim is the best tasting tomato in the world, and the beautiful Moon and Stars watermelon, which was barely rescued from extinction by the Seeds Savers Exchange.