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Remember the Removal Bike Ride cyclists complete 1,000-mile memorial ride

 

Last updated 7/17/2018 at 9:50am

Cherokee Nation

Cherokee Nation citizen Autumn Lawless and Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians citizen Darius Lambert lead fellow Remember the Removal Bike Ride cyclists down Water Avenue in Tahlequah as the cyclists complete the three-week Trail of Tears memorial ride.

TAHLEQUAH, OKLA.-Cyclists from the 2018 Remember the Removal Bike Ride arrived in Tahlequah Thursday, finishing their three-week trek that retraced the northern route of the Trail of Tears.

The ride started on June 3 in New Echota, Georgia, the former capital of the Cherokee Nation prior to forced removal to present-day Oklahoma. Cyclists from the Cherokee Nation and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians rode nearly 1,000 miles through portions of seven states.

The Cherokee Nation held a return ceremony at the tribe's new Cherokee National Peace Pavilion in downtown Tahlequah on Thursday, wh...



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