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The Trail of Tears

Created on 21/05/2018 by

NyishaHv
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In 1838 and 1839, as part of Andrew Jackson's Indian removal policy, the Cherokee nation was forced to give up its lands east of the Mississippi River and to migrate to an area in present-day Oklahoma. The Cherokee people called this journey the "Trail of Tears," because of its devastating effects.

From a psychological point of view, it is said that because the Cherokee Indians had to suffer psychologically this enabled them to retain their sanity. It is believed that when human beings suffer it makes us stronger. We are survivalist creatures and because we are able to withstand challenges this contrasts to leading an "easy life" where we are not conflicted...

I really like reading about this because historically there have been different people from different cultures, races and creed's and nationalities that have experienced moral evil as well as suffering. For instance: the trans Atlantic slave trade is an example of moral evil and suffering. Ultimately, The Atlantic slave trade or transatlantic slave trade involved the transportation by slave traders of enslaved African people, mainly from Africa to the Americas, and then their sale there. An infamous slave ship was called Amistad (where the enslaved had to endure horrific, abhorrent insanitary conditions. A lot of slaves lost their lives due to health complications on the ship as well as malnutrition some were even murdered. Now in our current climate where slavery is abolished many people advocate anti-slavery, prejudice and Enslavement.

By NyishaHv
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Shavkat That's a nice article. c",)
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soncee So nice artikle
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Mfoss Deserves more likes, very interesting and insightful!
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tallawah It wasn't only Andrew Jackson; his successor, Van Buren, was in office in 1838 so has to bear some of the blame for continuing the policy.
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Deepizzaguy Thank you for sharing this post about our history.
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NyishaHv @Deepizzaguy You're welcome. Thankyou very much for reading :)
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