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The regular meeting of the Carl Neiman Chapter of the Daughters American Revolution was held on October 14th, 2010, at 7pm, in the Student Ministries building of the Ava General Baptist Church. The meeting was called to order by Regent Sandra Walker and opened with prayer by Chaplin Sherry Beasley. The Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States of American and the American Creed were both recited.
We then tabled our business meeting until the end of the meeting and welcomed a very special guest. Our program was presented by Jackie Warfel. Jackie gave a wonderful and informative talk on the Cherokee Trail of Tears. Jackie was on the board, in Springfield, that just announced the successful mapping of the original Trail of Tears through Green and Christian counties. Jackie was interviewed by some of the Springfield news stations on this exciting accomplishment. Jackie gave us a heartrending insight into the plight of the Cherokees on the Trail of Tears. The Cherokee were a very educated, highly civilized tribe of people. They tried to work with Washington and abide by all the rules that were put before them. This was to no avail. In 1830 the U.S. Congress passed the “Indian Removal Act of 1830.” The Five Civilized Tribes were sent to a reservation. This was the start of this dark and ugly part of our history known as “The Trail of Tears.” We would like to send our heart felt appreciation to Jackie and her friend Sharon Brown for attending our meeting and presenting this wonderful program.
Our next will be held on November 11th, at 7pm. Everyone interested in family history is invited to attend.