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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.