Resolution expresses regret for Trail of Tears
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A resolution that expresses regret for the Removal Act of 1830 and the Trail of Tears has been approved in the House.
The measure sponsored by House Republican Caucus Chairman Glen Casada of Franklin was unanimously approved 90-0 on Thursday.
Several Democratic lawmakers commended the sponsors for the resolution that acknowledges sincere regret to the tribes involved in the U.S. government’s forced removal of more than 15,000 Native Americans from ancestral homes in the Southeast to what is now Oklahoma in 1838 and 1839. Thousands died.
However, they said they’d also like to see such a resolution for slavery.
Casada agreed and said he plans to propose one.