The Trail of Tears was one of the worst things I ever learned about growing up. This image depicts the hardship and the journey that the American Indians partook. I realize it was probably a lot harder and a lost worse than what I learned about in American History. No one knows how many died during the Cherokee removal. The last journey of the Cherokee took 139 days and spanned 1,200 miles.
The image didn't start out being this. However, as the picture developed so did the art.
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