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Mark Pennell sits at the helm of his time machine.Mark's Almanac is a 90-second time travel that highlights the world's history from the very serious to the sometimes sublime.

Mark's Almanac for May 28, 2021

A map showing the route of the Trails of Tears.
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A map showing the route of the Trails of Tears.

It was on this date in 1830 that President Andrew Jackson signed the Indian Removal Act into law. This act of forced displacement of approximately 60,000 Native Americans from their ancestral lands in the Southeastern U.S. would come to be known as the Trail of Tears.