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Trail of Tears Memorial
The Trail of Tears was the U.S. Government's forcible removal of Indians from areas in the Southeast to what is now Oklahoma. The move came during the 1830s as part of a push to remove all tribes east of the Mississippi to the west. Hundreds perished making the trip, but the effects of relocation doomed several thousands more to death. The Trail encompassed the relocation of the Seminole, Cherokee, Chickasaw, Creek and Choctaw nations.