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Reflections From A “Remember the Removal” Bike Rider

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Interview by Cara Forbes Remember the Removal is an annual, 7-state-wide, 950-mile bicycle ride commemorating the forced removal of the Cherokee people from their homelands during the winter of 1838-39. The tour takes enrolled members of the three federally recognized Cherokee tribes (Cherokee Nation, Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indians, and the United Keetoowah Band) along the Trail of Tears …