Cherokee History: Trail of Tears

It’s a little known TRUTH that all of the #Indigenous people and our lands east of the Mississippi in the US were SOLD OUT by a group of our own people, which led to the forced eviction known as the Trail of Tears in which more than 30% of our family members died. Thousands of deaths.

These traitors, known as the “Treaty Party,” exchanged all the lands east of the Mississippi with US agents for money and settler tools. Their greed and hunger for power proved to be deadly to our people; and these criminals were put to death upon our peoples’ arrival to Indian Territory.

According to our historians at the Cherokee Nation, “The U.S. government used the Treaty of New Echota in 1835 to justify the removal. The treaty, signed by about 100 Cherokees known as the Treaty Party, relinquished all lands east of the Mississippi River in exchange for land in Indian Territory and the promise of money, livestock, various provisions, tools and other benefits.

When these pro-removal Cherokee leaders signed the Treaty of New Echota, they also signed their own death warrants, since the Cherokee Nation Council had earlier passed a law calling for the death of anyone agreeing to give up tribal land. The signing and the removal led to bitter factionalism and ultimately to the deaths of most of the Treaty Party leaders once the Cherokee arrived in Indian Territory.

ChiefJohnRossOpposition to the removal was led by Chief John Ross, a mixed-blood of Scottish and one-eighth Cherokee descent. The Ross party and most Cherokees opposed the New Echota Treaty, but Georgia and the U.S. government prevailed and used it as justification to force almost all of the 17,000 Cherokees from their southeastern homeland.”

All honor and respect to our great ancestor, Chief John Ross.

The story of our Cherokee relatives should serve as a warning and wake-up to all Indigenous people and agencies serving our people to be constantly vigilant against traitors and abusers of our people. They care only for themselves and their own agenda. And, during this time of #GreatAwakening, the light will be shining in their eyes very shortly.

Nothing that is hidden will be left unrevealed. A’ho. 🙏🦅💫

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It is my honour to receive and share these teachings from my guides and the Ancestors. These are messages received and written to the best of my understanding. If I have made mistakes, I would be grateful for your input. If these messages don’t resonate with you, that’s okay. I wish you well. And if these messages do resonate with you  – welcome to the family. — kandace keithley, woman who sits with crows.



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