THE CHEROKEE INDIAN “TRAIL OF TEARS”, MY GREAT-GREAT GRANDFATHER, AND PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP’S FAVAORITE FORMER PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, PRESIDENT ANDREW JACKSON!

My Great-Great Grandfather Elias Walker (1789-1838), fought in the War of 1812 for America, the same war that made Andrew Jackson famous and a candidate for President!

As President after the war, Jackson had a law passed requiring all Indians in the United States including the Cherokee, to leave their native lands in Tennessee and move west of the Mississippi River. Great-Great Grandpa Walker was a half breed Cherokee, and he had to move out of Tennessee in order to avoid “Jackson’s Trail of Tears”.

So Grandpa Walker moved to Illinois, where I was born, and that was not west of the Mississippi and therefore, Grandpa Walker’s Indian blood was kept a family secret.

A few years after Grandpa Walker moved to Illinois, he returned to Tenn. to finish some business he had there and he was assassinated September 17, 1838 ; his body was identified by a check he had on his person, given him for fighting in the War of 1812.

At no surprise to me, President Donald Trump chooses President Andrew Jackson for his “favorite President”, and not long ago honored some American Indians for their WWII service where they used Native American language on radios in Germany so the Germans would not understand what was transmitted.

Trump posed with the Native American heroes he was “honoring”, in front of a picture of President Jackson hanging on the wall in the White House where the ceremony took place.

Strange, no one besides me seemed to notice the picture of President Jackson, hanging there on the wall in front of those Native American heroes. I did.

Should Americans know about American history and how Native Americans are still treated in America?

Ask President Trump!

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