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John Ross, a Cherokee chief
John Ross, as Cherokee chief, had to lead his people on the "Trail of Tears"

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Chief Little John and the "Trail of Tears"
October 3, 1790

What is the saddest thing you've ever had to do? Did it make you cry? John Ross had to lead the Cherokee people 1,000 miles away from their ancestral home in Georgia. So many people died along the way that the forced march became known as the "Trail of Tears."
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