I just want to acknowledge one of America's tragic events that happened under a Democratic leadership and Slave Owner Andrew Jackson who served as the seventh president of the United States from 1829 to 1837.
This American will never forget and honor the bravery of the Cherokee Nations.
The Trail of Tears was the forced relocation of over fifty thousand Indians.
This included tribes such as the Cherokee, Chickasaw, Seminole, Creek, and Choctaw, among other tribes. These Native Indians were uprooted from their homes, put into detainment camps, and then forced to march nearly one thousand miles from their homelands west of the Mississippi River to the land that was designated to be "Indian territory" in what would be present-day Oklahoma.
During the Removal
Over four thousand of the sixteen thousand Cherokee Indians lost their lives along the way, while three thousand five hundred of the fifteen thousand Creeks died, seven thousand Choctaws, about eight hundred Chickasaws, and seven hundred Seminoles died from dismal weather, disease, and exhaustion.
The Cherokee Indians came to call this journey "Nunahi-Duna-Dlo-Hilu-I" which translates to "Trail Where They Cried", which was eventually was shorthanded to "Trail of Tears".