• A moving story

    Last summer I got to visit my best friend, who lives in North Carolina. We have such a blast and it really saddened me to say good-bye at the end of the week. We spend a good amount of time just hanging around the house talking about the good old days, but we did do a bit of sight-seeing during the short time that I was there.

    One day we took a road trip to the Cherokee Reservation. My favorite part was the outside play that we watched called “Unto These Hills” it told the story of the Cherokee people and The Trail of Tears. It was so awesome, a very moving story that once again made us both ashamed of the way our white ancestors treated the Native Americans. We caught ourselves crying several times throughout the program. It got a standing ovation at the end and it was weird how quiet everyone was while leaving the seating area. Most people deep in thought, which is a good thing if you ask me.

    I would recommend this play to anyone who happens to be in the area of Cherokee, N.C. A few months after I returned home I took a look around You Tube to see if I could find any of the play recorded there and was pleased to find this short sample of the dance that they did at the end of the play. I play it now and then and find myself moved each and every time.

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