Wednesday, November 26, 2008
On Thanksgiving Day, MOCA Jacksonville is offering an alternative to the post-turkey binge, pre-coma football game, “Trail of Tears: Cherokee Legacy.” This documentary takes as its subject, America’s most shameful episode of ethnic cleansing. Fueled by literal Gold Fever, the Indian Removal Act of 1830 sent 16,000 Native Americans on an 800 mile forced march where a quarter of the people died.
*pictured: Asa-to-yet, Native American Comanche chief, sitting w. arms crossed & gun in hand.
Photographer: Will Soule
Date taken: 1870
Posted by madeleine at Wednesday, November 26, 2008