“In Their Footsteps” - 1200 miles on the Cherokee Trail of Tears
In March 2019, Ian Finch & Jamie Barnes we’ll be walking the Cherokee Trail of Tears. This 1200 mile removal route begins in the ancestral lands of the Cherokee in the Great Smokey Mountains and ends in Oklahoma, the modern day home of the Cherokee. Large parts of the route will be hiked, large parts canoed. Along the way we’ll share the story of the trail through carefully thought out photography and sensitive authentic storytelling. One of our main aims is to walk certain sections with members of the CN (Cherokee Nation) to help share with us stories of the past also about the beauty, depth and modern challenges of native people in the US, specifically the CN.
We truly believe this is a moment in history that needs to be remembered and shared, yet in a way that is sensitive, honest and factually correct. This journey will take 85 days.