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to use ' Trail of Tears'
God bless you Cecelia for sending me ' Trail of Tears'
to be displayed on my website. I am ever so humbled and honoured
to have been given the opportunity to create this page.
I am sure many will be touched by the spirit of this wonderful poem.
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of this inspiring poem 'Trail of Tears'
The Legend of the Cherokee Rose began on the trail of tears that started in 1838.
The Cherokee Mothers were grieving and crying so much, because they were unable to help
their children and families survive the journey.
The elders had begun to pray for a sign that
would lift the mothers spirits and give them strength to make it through the rest of the trip.
The next day a beautiful rose began to grow where each of the mothers tears had fallen.
The Rose is white for the tears that were shed by the grieving mothers;
The gold center represents the lands and gold taken from Cherokee people;
The seven leaves that are on each stem represent the seven Cherokee clans.
The Wild Cherokee Rose still grows along the route of the Trail of Tears and in Oklahoma.
Cherokee Rose became the official flower of the State of Georgia.
Art work used with the kind permission of
~ David Penfound ~
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