WKU Public Radio News Staff
Wed September 5, 2012
In Hopkinsville, Events are Upcoming for the 25th Annual Trail of Tears Remembrance
Thousands are expected in Hopkinsville to attend the 25th anniversary of an event that remembers the Trail of Tears and celebrates Native American culture. The annual Intertribal Pow-Wow is set to be held Saturday and Sunday at Trail of Tears Commemorative Park in Hopkinsville.
The park is one of the few documented sites of the Trail of Tears, the route that was used in the 1830s to relocate thousands of Native Americans from the eastern United States to Oklahoma.
Native Americans from around the country participate in the dance competitions at the event, which also features a concert, arts and crafts, Cherokee storytelling and tipi displays.
Organizers tell the Kentucky New Era that more than 6,000 people attended last year's event, and even more are expected this year.