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The Trail of Tears by Robert Lindneux

Robert Lindneux's (1871–1970), The Trail of Tears painting, created in 1942. It is held at the Woolaroc Museum, in Bartlesville, Oklahoma.

From the Smithsonian Museum of the American Indian: "The Cherokee Nation removal has become known as The Trail of Tears. In 1838–1839 the Cherokee Nation endured a forced march to Indian Territory. A forced march is when one group of people forces others to go somewhere."

A wagon train of indigenous people traverse a plain. Tired and sick men, women, and children are traveling at early dawn or dusk, some on horseback, others in wagons or on foot.
Citation (Chicago Style): 

Lindneux, Robert. The Trail of Tears. 1942. Oil on canvas. Bartlesville, Oklahoma: Woolaroc Museum. Accessed May 12, 2022 at

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