There are two sides to every story! Study the history of what the Indian did to see why the Trail of Tears happened. Let the families of whites massacred by the local indians tell their story. Rogersville Tn. 1777 Daniel Boones wife her grandparents massacred by indians. One the first settlers the the Rockwood Tn area "Big Foot" massacred by indians. What about the Indians siding with the British in the Revolutionary War. Sale Creek Tn. how did it get its name? From the goods given the Indians to kill Americans when called upon. This was Dragging Canoe and his followers. When given the signal the British would move in from the East and the Indians would move in from the West smashing and killing the Patriots in the middle. These were the local Chattanooga Indians of the Lower 5 villages of the Cherokee from Chickamauga Creek to Nickajack who spent time killing as many white sellters as they could find. Thy traded for the land from the highest Cherokee Chiefs far and square and were hunted down like dogs and their family killed. The Land in the Chattanooga was held by the Woodland Indians for Thousands of years and when the common cold brought by Desoto killed off most of the men in the tribe the Cherokee came in and killed the rest and took the land from the Woodland Indians. Dragging Canoe kept look out for white settlers coming down the tennessee River by Moccaasin Bend. There he would wave them ashore and befriend them only to give a sign at the right time to kill them all. In today's history we would call them terrorist. So each year there is a motorcycle ride for the Trail of Tears. There are thousand of men women and children rolling in their graves that were slaughtered by those poor helpless indians. Who know's maybe one day there will thousands of Jewish people riding their motorcycles on "The poor misunderstood Nazi Ride" The government tried to give each Cherokee family 500 acres but they were always changing there mind and wanting more and more you could never give them enough. Each time they came to sign for land in this area they wanted more then what they agreed on last time. All the time the death count of men women and children massacred by the Cherokee was raising. What comes around goes around and today well still say poor Indian they were so mistreated and their land taken from them. How many people can you kill before you get what you deserve? There are two sides to every story the Cherokee and the massacred others!