Remember the Removal History Walk
5th-8th grade students participated in the first ever “Remember the Removal” walk hosted by Cherokee Nation Public Health. Students learned about the history of the removal by reading the original history markers used along the bike ride tour. After each marker, students would walk another lap as they reflected on what it may have been like for our ancestors along the trail. Although it was impossible to keep such a large group from laughing and talking, it was evident they were just having a good time and enjoying the walk on a nice sunny day. We cannot expect them to fully understand and appreciate the significance of this walk at their age, but thanks to the perseverance and resilience of our ancestors we are able happily and noisily walk a trail, not of tears, but of joy and laughter. Thank you to Kassandra Rosas and ladies from the Cherokee Nation Public Health Team for this experience.