Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Trail of Tears

This was taken in Chattanooga Tn.  It symbolizes when the Cherokee Indians were forced to move from their homeland of Tn to Oklahoma.
During this  "trail of tears" 4000 of the 15000 Indians died of hunger, disease and the weather.
  
 
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12 comments:

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

We have visited a Trail of Tears Visitor Center, but in the Tennessee/North Carolina area I think. (I'm going to look it up in my travel notes as soon as I send this.) Wherever it was, the pictures and memories brought tears to my eyes. As does your picture. thanks for sharing.

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Excellent....I've read quite a bit on the "Trail of Tears"...

Gulf Coast bird watching photo share Do stop by for a visit if time allows.

Tricia said...

What a beautiful & unique water feature!

Rebecca said...

A sad plight for them. I am glad to find another PA blogger! My daughter did her student teaching out your way a couple years ago. She still doesn't have a teaching job though. ;(

Luna Miranda said...

this is a sad reminder.
beautiful rushing water.

bluekat said...

Awesome image and water feature - very powerful statement. I heard this story many years ago, and it's so sad.

Genie said...

What a gorgeous shot. THe way you were able to capture the movement of the water makes it perfect. I have family living Chattanooga and I lived in western NC for many years so am very familiar with the plight of the Cherokees. This is a wonderful tribute. Thanks for sharing.

Pam said...

Indeed a dark time in American history. What our ancestors did to the American Indians was and still is shameful.
Thanks for the reminder with your wonderful photo, Jan

Irene said...

Wow, what a spot! Amazing water feature with a very powerful statement!

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Loved the trail of tears. So shameful that they were made to suffer like that. Hopefully we have learned from that.

Sara Chapman said...

That is so sad, but wonderful that it was finally acknowledged. Lovely watery photo.

Self Sagacity said...

Thanks for the brief history, it is always nice to learn something from the photographs.