Trail of Tears 5

Trail of Tears 5 - some of my things also I am sick of...

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June 10, 1837 Dear Journal, This will probably be the last journal entry. This nine year journey has been a good one. I just have to get my priorities straight. I have to find out what is best for me and my children. I think that it would be best if we moved north. Our house is on has been raided twice in the past year. I am writing this from my hospital bed. I was shot in my leg with an arrow by a Cherokee Indian. I was trying to protect my family, but I couldn’t protect them all. While I was trying to fight them off, they shot and killed my wife. If I could change anything about this event, I would make it where my kids would not have had to witness it. Every since Andrew Jackson forced the Indians out of the south, they have been passing through my property almost monthly. I think people are calling it the trail of tears. Supposedly the Seminoles escaped to the southern tip of Florida. I’m not sure about that, I would not be surprised if they showed up at my house to steal
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Unformatted text preview: some of my things also. I am sick of seeing Indians, they have been on this “trail” for the past two years and I don’t see it ending anytime soon. Although I am wounded, I can not stand the death of my wife. I have to bury her Sunday. I do not want to see that look on my children’s faces as we put there mother into the ground. I think that we will go to New York. There are plenty of opportunities there and more importantly, no Indians. I now feel the pain that my dad showed when he talked about Indians killing his brother. Since the last raid, I have been thinking to myself. What if we would have just left those people alone? They never did anything to us but we still tried to get rid of them because we felt threatened. I’m sure that there are bad Indians, but the Cherokee seemed to be good. I think that I didn’t trust them because I didn’t know anything about them. I have been ignorant for all of these years and it has finally cost me....
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