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"[T]he Trail of Tears lingers deep in the memory bank of every Choctaw…Rather than a tale of excruciating loss and tragedy, the story carries on to the present day and becomes one of triumph and survival, for we contemporary Choctaws are descendants of the survivors, as well as the deceased."
Beautiful words from Tim Tingle’s introduction to "Walking the Choctaw Road." November is Native American Heritage month, tomorrow is Native American Heritage Day. But every day is a good day to celebrate the fantastic ways Native American people are honoring their heritage. Though today is an especially poignant day to both reflect on the histories of Indigenous peoples, and to listen to the wide array of voices today. We’re incredibly grateful to the authors of Indigenous heritage who have worked with us to share stories—whether they’re recordings of stories passed down through generations or engrossing stories that came purely from their mind. With such a terrible history of Native American peoples being suppressed, it’s always important to listen to Native American voices. … See MoreSee Less
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