NBC Evening News for Friday, Apr 06, 1984
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(Studio) Federal government's forced march of Cherokee Indians from Tennessee to Oklahoma during 19th century, known as Trail of Tears, and resulting death toll recalled.
REPORTER: Garrick Utley
(Red Clay, Tennessee) Historic meeting here of Cherokee nation council featured; films shown. Cherokee history/tradition surrounding eternal flame explained. [West Cherokee Chief Ross SWIMMER - wants youth to share in uniting of west and eastern tribes.] Establishment of eastern band of Cherokees by those who escaped Trail of Tears outlined. [East. Cherokee Chief Robert YOUNGDEER - notes potential political influence with uniting of eastern-w. tribes.) [John STANDINGDEER - hopes joint council meetings will encourage revival of interest in Indian culture.] Resolution calling for retracing Trail of Tears this summer mentioned.
REPORTER: Kenley Jones
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