Trail of tears

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Indian Reservation (The Lament of the Cherokee Reservation Indian) by Paul Revere & the Raiders, 1968 (*)

They took the whole Cherokee nation
Put us on this reservation
Took awayour ways of life
The tomahawk and the bow and knife
Took away our native tongue
And taught their English to our young
And all the beads we made by hand
Are nowadays made in Japan

Cherokeepeople, Cherokee tribe
So proud to live, so proud to die
They took the whole Indian nation
Locked us on this reservation
Though I wear a shirt and tie
I'm still proud red man deep inside
Cherokeepeople, Cherokee tribe
So proud to live, so proud to die
But maybe someday when they've learned
Cherokee nation will return, will return, will return, will return,..

Easier -The "Trail of Tears" was a forced removal of at least twenty thousand Cherokee Indians. The exact number of Cherokees is not known. In 1838, the US government moved them from their homelands in themountain valleys of Appalachian Georgia and the Carolinas to western Indian Territory in present-day Oklahoma. Cherokee call this trail Nunna-da-ul-tsun-yi, meaning "The Place Where They Cried." Travelingthrough bad weather and without proper clothing, at least 4,000 Cherokee died on the trail.
Harder - At the beginning of the Nineteenth century, the Cherokee Nation occupied and held land titlesin the Appalachian valleys of Georgia and the Carolinas. At the same time, white immigrant communities were encroaching and voicing increasing resentment of the Cherokee property holds. Pressureincreased when a gold strike occurred in northern Georgia. Many whites decided that it was time for the Indians to leave their farms, homes, and lands. In 1817, a Cherokee group called "Old Settlers" movedto western lands given them in Arkansas. There they reestablished their native government and a peaceful way of life. However, this Old Settler group was later moved on to Indian Territory...
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