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Tears walk honors Native Americans

Posted on Friday, October 18, 2013 at 4:29 pm

     On Saturday, Oct.  26, several re-enactors, many of Native American descent, will be walking a portion of Bell’s Route in Lincoln County during the ninth annual Bells Route Trail of Tears Walk.

     This year marks the 175th anniversary of the tragic period in history, when hundreds of Cherokee Indians were forced to walk from the south to present day Oklahoma.

     The walk begins on Adams Street at 10 a.m., but those who wish to participate should gather there about 9:30 a.m.

Living History on the Fayetteville Square will be held in conjunction with the Walk. The hands of time are turned back to the early 19th century from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. with re-enactors in period dress.

     In addition, veterans from all wars will be honored during the event.

Everyone is encouraged to attend this historical event.

For additional information, go on line at http://firstnationspeople.org/shattuck/renact.htm or call Debbie Capino at 937-4644.