Treat the earth well. It was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children.
~American Indian Proverb
ABOUT THE TRAIL OF TEARS:
“Under orders from President Jackson the U.S. Army began enforcement of the Removal Act. The Cherokee were rounded up in the summer of 1838 and loaded onto boats that traveled the Tennessee, Ohio, Mississippi and Arkansas Rivers into Indian Territory. Many were held in prison camps awaiting their fate.
“An estimated 4,000 died from hunger, exposure and disease. The journey became a cultural memory as the “trail where they cried” for the Cherokees and other removed tribes.”
Read more at Cherokee Nation