Native American History: The Original Founding Fathers

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Native American history is very near and dear to my heart. Being from the south, I grew up on the Trail of Tears and I have strong Native ancestry to both the Cherokee & Seminole tribes.

I enjoy reading and researching this integral part of my American history. I love collecting artifacts & exploring the culture.

In 1838 and 1839, as part of then President 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.

Some 100,000 American Indians forcibly removed from what is now the eastern United States to what was called Indian Territory included members of the Cherokee, Choctaw, Chickasaw, Creek, and Seminole tribes.

While cruising Facebook I came across this very interesting page called Native American History.

The page highlights historical facts about the plights of Native Americans in America. They also have a website where you can pick up authentic souvenirs & clothing.

If you’re on Facebook, follow the Native American History page.

Check out the website NATIVE BLOOD and cop you some native heirlooms.

Let’s help represent our tribes and help keep the legacy of our founding fathers alive and well. Without them, there would not be many of us.


Author: brandycavalli

Today's post was by Brandy "Bee" Cavalli. Brandy is an international marketer, freelance writer based in Atlanta, GA.

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