The Local Crank

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Just a simple Cherokee trial lawyer, Barkman has been forcing his opinions on others in print since, for reasons that passeth understanding, he was an unsuccessful candidate for state representative in 2002. His philosophy: "If people had wanted me to be nice, they should've voted for me."

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Today in History...

...nvnadaulatsvyi (The Trail of Tears) begins as thousands of Cherokee men, women and children are forced from their homes at bayonet-point and herded into concentration camps before being forced to march halfway across the country to Indian Territory. Some 8,000 (a quarter of the population) will never arrive (1838).



Blogger Ole's Place said...

What a sad commentary of America's past. Unfortunately, it wasn't just this group that was imprisioned and then forced to move elsewhere.

5/23/2007 5:00 PM  
Blogger The Local Crank said...

Very true. This wasn't even the first, but one of many ethnic cleansings of Native peoples that would continue well into the 1960's.

5/23/2007 5:05 PM  

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