The Trail of Tears was a series of forced displacements of approximately 60,000 American Indians of the "Five Civilized Tribes" between 1830 and 1850 by the United States government. Part of the Indian removal , the ethnic cleansing was gradual, occurring over a period of nearly two decades. 
Most hikers carry a lightweight tent, tent hammock or tarp. The trail has more than 250 shelters and campsites available for hikers. The shelters, sometimes called lean-tos (in Maine, Massachusetts, and Connecticut), huts (in Shenandoah National Park), or Adirondack shelters, are generally open, three-walled structures with a wooden floor, although some shelters are much more complex in structure.
Trail of Tears is the fourth studio album from country artist Billy Ray Cyrus. It was released on August 20, 1996, and two singles were released: the title track and "Three Little Words", which respectively peaked at number 69 and number 65 on the country charts.
Today, the Mormon Trail is a part of the United States National Trails System, known as the Mormon Pioneer National Historic Trail. The Mormon Trail extends from Nauvoo, Illinois , which was the principal settlement of the Latter Day Saints from 1839 to 1846, to Salt Lake City, Utah , which was settled by Brigham Young and his followers beginning in 1847.
Als Pfad der Tränen (englisch Trail of Tears, Cherokee ᎨᏥᎧᎲᏓ ᎠᏁᎬᎢ) wird die Vertreibung nordamerikanischer Ureinwohner („Indianer“) aus dem fruchtbaren südöstlichen Waldland der USA in das eher karge Indianerterritorium im heutigen Bundesstaat Oklahoma bezeichnet.
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Armijo Route. The Armijo Route of the Old Spanish Trail was established by an expedition led by Antonio Armijo in 1829–1830. Leaving Abiquiu on November 7, 1829 Armijo's expedition traveled a route northwest and west of Santa Fe, following the Chama River and the Puerco River.