Reminds me of the historic slaughter of many of my ancestors, the Native American Cherokee Tribe, as they were mercilessly marched along what came to be known as the Trail of Tears. Tragically senseless depravity.
“At the beginning of the 1830s, 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. By the end of the decade, very few natives 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 thousands of miles to a specially designated “Indian territory” across the Mississippi River. This difficult and sometimes deadly journey is known as the Trail of Tears.” – http://www.history.com/topics/native-american-history/trail-of-tears
They really have no voice.
In the northern region of British Columbia, Canada, there is a highway that has become known as the Highway of Tears.
If you drive there, and you forget the high trees, dense forest, and majestic mountains peaks that you can see in a distance, you will realize that you are driving on a strip of road that, since1962, has seen the disappearance of 582 women and girls.
The missing women and girls are all indigenous.
Almost forty percent of them disappeared after the year 2000. No one knows why; the Government of Canada does not investigate. They have just vanished, evaporated into the thin air of this isolated part of Canada.
We have committed so many crimes against the indigenous population. We have killed them. Ignored them. Stolen from them. Humiliated them. They have indeed became a marginalized footnote in history. Just like these 582…
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