The Journeyman.
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The Journeyman.

HIDDEN HISTORY

How Becoming “Civilized” Ended with the Trail of Tears

The portrayal of Native Americans in popular culture often overlooks a complex history that included slavery

The signing of the Treaty of New Echota on Dec. 29, 1835, is depicted at the New Echota Historic Site in Calhoun, Georgia. Source: Cherokee Phoenix

Not long ago, I participated in a book club hosted by Writers and Editors of Color (WEOC), an international collective of writers representing…

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