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Trail of Tears

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Trail of Tears

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In 1838, the federal government forcibly removed 15,000 Cherokees from North Carolina and surrounding states to reservations west of the Mississippi river. In this forced march, known as the Trail of Tears, approximately 4,000 to 5,000 Indians died. Though the government deported most Cherokees in North Carolina, about 300 to 400 escaped to the mountains. (Link 2009, 158)

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Link, William A. North Carolina: Change and Tradition in a Southern State. Wheeling, IL: Harlan Davidson, 2009.

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Trail of Tears, Civil War Era NC, accessed December 9, 2019, https://cwnc.omeka.chass.ncsu.edu/items/show/628.