On March 16th, @ianefinch and I will be embarking on a journey to retrace the steps taken by the Cherokee people in 1838, during the forced relocations of indigenous people from their ancestral lands in the Southeastern United States.
This trail stretches more than 1200 miles from their ancestral lands in North Carolina all the way to Oklahoma.
This journey is known today as the “Trail of Tears’”. Along the way, we will be sharing the story of the trail through photography and sensitive authentic storytelling. One of our aims is to walk certain sections with members of the Cherokee Nation to help share with us stories of the past alongside beauty, depth and modern challenges of native people in the US, specifically the Cherokee.
This journey combines our passion of exploring wild places and our interest in the culture of indigenous people.
There is a lot that can be learned from the history of indigenous people that can greatly benefit the natural world, our way of life and the future of generations to come. @sidetrackedmag
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-31 degrees, sled is loaded, gear is prepped, food is packed....our winter camping and exploring season in Woodland Caribou is about to begin! Loads of new faces this winter, folks are coming from across the world to experience the frozen land of the Boreal. It begins!