Sunday, December 30, 2012

Never Forget.......174 years ago

Morning Tears - Guthrie Studios

From a journal entry, December 28-29, 1838, by Rev. Daniel S. Butrick, a missionary who traveled with the Cherokees on the Trail of Tears, 

"It is distressing to reflect on the situation of the nation. One detachment stopped at the Ohio River, two at the Mississippi, one four miles this side, one 16 miles this side, one 18 miles and one 3 miles behind us. In all these detachments, comprising about 8,000 souls, there is now a vast amount of sickness, and many deaths. Six have died in a short time in Maj. Brown's company, and in this detachment. Of Mr. Taylor's there are more or less affected with sickness in almost every tent; and yet all are houseless and homeless in a strange land, and in a cold region exposed to weather almost unknown in their native country."
One hundred seventy four years ago at this time, our ancestors were stranded and suffering in the cold winter on the Trail of Tears. Never forget.

Those are my thoughts for today.
Thanks for reading.

copyright 2012, Polly's Granddaughter - TCB

**The photo is of the artwork of John Guthrie, registered member of the Cherokee Nation. You can purchase his work by going to this link - Guthrie Studios 

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