Trail of Tears

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It is a celebration as much as it is a memorial. With festive regalia flying and the warm scent of Indian fly bread floating through the air, the 28th Annual Trail of Tears Powwow will be held this weekend at the Trail of Tears Commemorative Park in Hopkinsville. Commissioner Peg Hayes speaks with Matt Markgraf on Sounds Good  to tell us more about the festivities. 

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The Trail of Tears cuts through our region, the forced relocation of Native Americans following the Indian Removal Act of 1830. The events leading up to this moment are a complex story of Washington insiders, real estate moguls, a Cherokee chieftain, decapitations and mass protests circling around America's 7th president Andrew Jackson told in the new book Jacksonland by NPR News' Steve Inskeep. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with Inskeep about how some of the events involve western Kentucky and the prices paid for this land.

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Trail of Tears Commemorative Park in Hopkinsville hosts its 27th Annual Pow Wow this weekend. Native Americans from across the nation come to compete in dances to the beat of authentic drumming, as well as to share fellowship with each other camping in the park. Trail of Tears Commissioner Peg Hays tells us more about the activities surrounding the dance circle on Sounds Good.

  The Trail of Tears Association is holding their annual conference and symposium in Hopkinsville this week. The four-day conference includes board meetings, trips to Trail of Tears sites, panel discussions, informational sessions and a tour of the Trail of Tears Commemorative Park in Hopkinsville.

Trail of Tears 175th Anniversary Observed at MCLIB

Aug 12, 2013
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The Indian Removal Act of 1830 brought more than 15,000 Cherokee through the WKMS service region.  Thursday at 7 p.m. the McCracken County Public Library presents the president of the Kentucky Trail of Tears Association, Alice Murphree of Hopkinsville, in observance of this year's 175th Anniversary of the Trail of Tears, part of the removal of native peoples from lands east of the Mississippi.  Ms. Murphree tells Kate Lochte more about the research she's done to certify sites on the Trail.

Marshall County elementary schools are changing how their students make the grade.  No more “F’s,” no more “A’s,” in fact, no more letter grades at all.  It’s part of a new system other Kentucky schools are using called “standards-based grading.”  We’ll hear more about it and why Marshall’s elemetaries are on board, on Front Page Sunday from WKMS News.