Trail of Tears

As many of you know, Trail of Tears blocks up the roads and the venues. Oh and our very own police officers have a big job, protecting the roads!! But do you know how this started?

In the 1830’s the United States government forcibly removed the southeastern Native Americans from their homelands and relocated them on lands in Indian Territory. This tragic event is called Trail of Tears.

Nearly 125,000 Native Americans lived on millions of acres of land in Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama, North Carolina and Florida–land their ancestors had occupied and cultivated for generations. But by the end of the decade, very few native Americans remained anywhere in the southeastern United States.

Working on behalf of white settlers who wanted to grow cotton on the Indians’ land, the federal government forced them to leave their homelands and walk hundreds of miles to a specially designated “Indian Territory” across the Mississippi River. This difficult journey is known as the Trail of Tears.

So, with that being said, motorcycle riders gather together every year to honor and respect.

Be careful and COURTEOUS of all the riders during this event!!! Also, respect the BLUE, aka first responders and the police. They are just trying to do their job!

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