Trail of Tears – 185th Anniversary

As the above link shows, today Is the anniversary of the infamous “trail of tears,” the horrendous forced walk of Cherokees out of their ancestral home in Georgia on May 28, 1830. It is a time to remember the cost that native Americans had to pay for the colonization of this continent,, even after they were nearly wiped out by smallpox..
That cost has never been redressed, not in Canada, not in this country, not in an country in South or Central America. It is past time that it was. The time has come to recognize that native Americans have as much, if not more, right to this country as anyone else and to pay them back. It is time for Whites, particularly fundamentalist Christian and other conservative whites, to stop laying an exclusive claim on our country. Decency and Justice demand it.

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