This is Our Land

By Jedidiah D. Fox Georgia, one of America’s proudest states, is where we, the Americans, have settled and created an abundant life for the next generations to come. However, we can never forget that we live upon the lands of what was once owned by the Cherokee, a tribe of rebellious Indians believing that they…

Trials of the Trail

by J.R. Mitchell June 28, 1844 James W. Nesmith intended to be part of the 100 person wagon train that embarked in 1842, but arrived in Independence, Missouri after the company had left. Nesmith spent the next year working as a carpenter building Fort Scott, and was ready to set out on the trail in…

The Physical Struggles of Immigration

September 4th, 1811 Information used in an interview with Carl Heinrich (fictional character; German Immigrant) “Minutes felt like days. I was cold, hungry,  and my breeches were moist, giving my lower legs that clingy, uncomfortable feeling. The ground below me was swerving; back and forth, back and forth, back and forth. I felt cramped, there…