Cherokee cyclists cross Missouri, retracing Trail of Tears | Leader Journal

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As he took a step inside the Rolla offices of the Mark Twain National Forest on Thursday afternoon, June 16, it didn't take long for J.D. Arch to quip, “You all have good air conditioning."

It was a hot day for anyone working outside, but it was especially grueling for a group of 18 Cherokee bicyclists who were making their way to Tahlequah, Oklahoma, the capital of the Cherokee Nation.

Remember the Removal is an annual bicycle ride commemorating the Trail of Tears — the forced removal of the Cherokee from its homelands during the winter of 1838-39.

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