Tradition: The Trail of Tears Singing
Every year since 1968, the Snowbird Cherokee have held a ceremony called "The Trail of Tears Singing." The ceremony is held in memory of the Cherokee who were forcibly moved to Oklahoma in the 1800s. Cherokee people from Oklahoma travel to North Carolina to enjoy the company of their distant relatives. Singing, traditional food, and other activities link the eastern and western Cherokee as one again, and people enjoy singing and speaking in the Cherokee language.
- 4.3 Demonstrate an understanding of the expansion and growth of South Carolina and the United States between 18001850.
- 8.3 Demonstrate an understanding of conflict and compromise in South Carolina, the Southern region, and the United States as a result of sectionalism between the period 18161865.