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Native American Heritage Attractions

In celebration of Indian Heritage Month, see photos from traditions hundreds of years old and remember the Trail of Tears.

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Trail of Tears

In 1830, the Indian Removal Act forced thousands of Native Americans from their homes in the Southeast. The route, later known as the Trail of Tears, led to the deaths of roughly 4,000 Cherokee people from exposure, disease and starvation. Today, about 2,200 miles of the route are preserved, marking the journey through portions of 9 states.

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