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Indian Migration

Many Cherokees brought their slaves along the Trail of Tears with them as they moved from their homeland in Tennessee to the land allotted to them in Oklahoma. These African-American slaves were not only tasked with dealing with the incredibly inhospitable conditions of the Trail, but they also had to serve their Cherokee masters while they traveled. They hunted for food and prepared it, washed clothes, cared for the sick, guarded camps, and served as scouts along the Trail. 

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Originally posted 2017-12-12 03:54:41.