Ryan Gonzales sings "Walk Never Ending"

WALK NEVER ENDING

(Chorus sings) March march Cherokee, March you Cherokee,, March, march Cherokee, March you Cherokee March, march Cherokee, (repeat)

From the beginning
We’ve been walking
Our walk never ending
Into the sunset
We’ve been walking

Our walk never ending
Many falling
Always walking
Even when our children die

Never stopping, always walking
Never given time to cry

Yet still we are strong
We will recover and go on
We know we’ll survive
Somewhere, somehow our spirit will thrive

(Chorus sings) March march Cherokee, March you Cherokee,, March, march Cherokee, March you Cherokee March, march Cherokee, (repeat)

Many falling
Always walking
Even when our children die
Never stopping, always walking

Never given time to cry
Still we are strong
We’ll recover, we’ll go on
We know we’ll survive
Somewhere, somehow, our spirit will thrive

The Trail of Tears begins

On a dark and stormy morning, after a prayer by Chief John Ross, Aniwake, along with Priscilla, Benjamin and thousands of Cherokees are forced to begin the nine-hundred mile journey from Georgia to Indian Territory. 

Some are issued dilapidated wagons, but most must walk on poorly shod feet, and many walk barefoot.  Over frozen ground, with bleeding feet, through the cold and unending rain of autumn, still looking forward to a homeland, the Cherokees walk. 

Aniwake's crude moccasins are frayed and her feet are painful, but still she refuses to ride in Armstrong's carriage.  Instead, she walks with her people.  Sometimes the Cherokees walk miles around settlements and when they must pass through them, some try to help, while others throw stones or spit on the Cherokees calling them savages.

Still grief stricken at the loss of Deerkiller, Aniwake distributes blankets among the ill and dying.  Cold and exhausted, she considers giving up, but when she discovers she is expecting a child, her spirit is renewed and she again looks forward to a new homeland.  Priscilla encourages her to conceal her pregnancy from Armstrong to protect herself and the others from his wrath.  At first Aniwake refuses, but later concedes in order to save her child and aquire favors for her people. 
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