(Farmington) The Cherokee Remember the Removal Cyclists stopped through Farmington this week. Their ride through Missouri is in memoriam of Cherokee citizens who were forced from their homes and walked the Trail of Tears to Oklahoma in 1837. Will Chavez, a member of the cyclists and assistant editor of the Cherokee Phoenix in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, tells us more about the significance of their journey.
The cyclists’ trek through the Ozarks isn’t just for educating Cherokee youth, but for everyone they pass along the way.
Chavez has been a part of this journey since the first ride in 1984. He’s seen some historic things throughout the years.
The next destination for the Cherokee Remember the Removal Cyclists is Steelville. The riders are halfway to their destination of Tahlequah, Oklahoma.