Trails and Tears Through Time

Trails and Tears THrough Time is a horseback journey along the Trail of Tears route walked by Native Americans in the 1800's. The goal of this journey is to bring awareness to the intergenerational trauma still seen today and to the negligence that occurs when futrue generations forget history.

This journey will be completed by myself (Emma Harris) with the company of Flame, an arabian x mustang gelding, and Rune, a german shepherd mix. I am relying on the generosity of donors to help me complete this journey successfully and safely. Any and all donations will be used towards gear, food, and supplies for myslef and my animals while we are on the road. For those that cannot send monetary donations I have a list of goods that can be donated. I have included the majority of items needed on this wishlist however prices are do vary and I will be grateful for any and all items donated.

I will also be creating a Facebook page to follow my journey and will post additional information on the page which I hope to link to this page. A map of the exact route I will be following will be made available on the Facebook page shortly. I hope to depart from Charleston, TN on April 16th and arrive in Tahlequah, OK on May 26th. From Tahlequah I will likely depart on May 28th and arrive in Jackson, MO on June 19th at the Trail of Tears State Park.
  • Denise Mehring 
    • $75 
    • 85 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $25 
    • 85 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 86 mos
  • Jim Carigan 
    • $50 
    • 86 mos
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    • $100 
    • 86 mos
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Organizer

Emma Leigh Ann Swendsen 
Organizer
Lawrenceburg, KY
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