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"In 1868, men came out and brought papers. We could not read them and they did not tell us truly what was in them. We thought the treaty was to remove the forts and for us to cease from fighting... When I reached Washington, the Great Father explained to me that the interpreters had deceived me. All I want is right and just." - Red Cloud

Red Cloud, it wasn't just you political leaders lied, cheated and covered themselves in dishonour with.

In September 1838, 859 Potawatomie Indians were forced from their homeland in Indiana and made to march 660 miles to Osawatomie, Kansas.  During the journey, 42 members, mostly children, died of typhoid fever and the stress of forced removal.  When they arrived in Osawatomie, Kansas two months later, there were only 756 of the tribe, as many had escaped along the way.  There are numerous markers along the "Trail of Death" today, commemorating their journey.

In September 859 Potawatomie Indians were forced from their homeland in…

Cherokee Indians Trail Of Tears | 1838 Newspaper Trail of Tears Cherokee Indians Forced Relocation to ...

1838 newspaper TRAIL of TEARS Cherokee Indians forced relocation to Oklahoma Ter

Cherokee Indians Trail Of Tears | 1838 Newspaper Trail of Tears Cherokee Indians Forced Relocation to ...

Creek Indian History Alabama | The History of the Butterfly, Part 121: Successful Indian Removal

The History of the Butterfly, Part 121: Successful Indian Removal

The Trail of Tears across Missouri is a moving account of the 1837-1838 removal of the Cherokees from the southeastern United States to Indian Territory (now Oklahoma).

Historical event- The Trail of Tears across Missouri is a moving account of the removal of the Cherokees from the southeastern United States to Indian Territory (now Oklahoma).

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