TEARS OF MY PEOPLE
land here is lush and green,
with many animals in which to feed our
There is plentiful land and water,
in which to raise our food.
We will do well here.
We will build our shelters to withstand
the cold of winter and rains that will
fill the streams.
We will grow from seeds the food
which will see us through the harsh time.
We will do well here in the mountains and
We will take no more than we need and
use everything we must take.
We will kill only the oldest and weakest
of the animals
and in this way we will keep the herds
strong and healthy.
We will find peace here in our beloved
For many moons this was so.
THEN THE WHITE MAN CAME.
In search of riches of gold and silver
they swept across the land.
It was decreed by the white man's leader
we would leave our land.
Start with the oldest and weakest,
for they will be unable to fight against
our great forces.
Drive them from their shelters and take
for your own.
There is plentiful bounty at each one,
with gardens well tended to tide you over
the harsh winter.
There are strong and healthy animals to
kill and eat.
They are plentiful, use only the good
Let the scavengers have the rest.
We will do well here!
Gather all the savages and herd them West.
TEARS of my people are THE TRAIL!
a history on the removal of the Cherokees
may use the link below.
will be adding more as time permits.