Citizens Standing Up, Fighting Back – Pam Kingfisher: Delaware County, Oklahoma
Delaware County, Oklahoma, is a land that echoes with a painful past. The history of the Trail of Tears, where 16,000 members of the Cherokee Indian Tribe were forcibly marched from their ancestral lands and relocated to present-day Oklahoma, reverberates throughout the land. Delaware County marks one of the historic ending points for the Trail of Tears, which took the lives of nearly 4,000 Cherokee people who marched with scant clothing in the dead of winter nearly 180 years ago.
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