Trail of Tears

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Parents Riled by Banner Recalling Indians' Brutal Treatment

The offending banner was held up during high-school football game

(Newser) - Some Ohio parents say they want to know how a banner recalling the country's brutal treatment of Native Americans showed up at a high school football game, the AP reports. According to WHIO and WCMH , some Greenfield-McClain High School cheerleaders held up the questionable banner for a Friday night... More »

Oops: Forest Service Ripped Up Sacred 'Trail of Tears'

Employees didn't have permission for construction on Native American site

(Newser) - The US Forest Service has ripped up a portion of the Trail of Tears in the Appalachian Mountains, reopening wounds for Native Americans who consider sacred the land where thousands of their ancestors died during their forced migration westward. Manmade trenches and berms were discovered last summer, but details about... More »

Study: Cherokee's Struggles Visible in Their Skulls

Researchers review changes in skulls' measurements during stressful times

(Newser) - It turns out the Trail of Tears didn't just affect the Cherokee people's spirits. A new study by North Carolina State University and University of Tennessee researchers has found that their struggles actually reshaped their skulls. The research was reliant on research done long before the present day,... More »

High School Really Sorry About 'Trail of Tears' Taunt

Attempt to intimidate rival Alabama high school was dismal failure

(Newser) - A central Alabama high school's principal yesterday explained that the person tasked with approving all football banners is out on maternity leave. And so this is what happened at McAdory High School in McCalla on Friday in her absence: The cheerleading squad made a massive "bust-thru" sign designed... More »

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