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In 1838, the U.S. Army began evicting the Cherokees from their homeland. Several thousand were  taken immediately to Indian Territory. Thousands more were held in makeshift forts, having to make  do with minimal food and facilities, until they were forced to march to Indian Territory during the  winter of 1938-39. Approximately 4,000 Cherokees died during the march. The journey that the  Cherokees took across land became known as the Trail of Tears, or the "trail where they cried." The Sanctuary Movement Like the underground railroad that was established in the United States during the nineteenth century  to assist runaway slaves, the Sanctuary movement was born in response to the plight of political  refugees from the troubled Central American nations of El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and  Nicaragua. The Sanctuary movement is an underground railroad that began in the United States in 1981 to help 
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This note was uploaded on 11/29/2011 for the course ENG 1320 taught by Professor Bost during the Fall '09 term at Texas State.

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