Sunday, September 15, 2013

The Trail of Tears Painting by Robert Lindneux

Gregg and I are home.  We were on a road trip across America for five weeks, visited family in North Dakota, drove across 22 states, saw seven national parks, one state park and a whole lot of places in between.  It was a very educational trip for me.  I have tried to share a lot over the last few weeks but I still have so many photos left.  


One of these is a photo of a large framed print on the wall of the Visitor Center not too long after we crossed into Oklahoma.  You couldn't help but be immediately drawn to it as it was the focal point of the room.  As I looked I realized that it must be depicting the Trail of Tears.  You can find its history here and if you click here it will give you some information on the artist who painted it.

21 comments:

  1. That is a very dramatic painting. The trail of tears is a huge deal to the Native Americans of Oklahoma.

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  2. Hi There, Doesn't seem as if you were gone for 5 weeks. Time flies, doesn't it?

    You certainly saw alot of things during this trip... What were your absolutely highlights... My favorite place we have ever been (so far) was Yellowstone. We spent 6 wonderful days there --and could have stayed much longer... We did see about 20 waterfalls while we were there... Amazing.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  3. This is a really nice painting, Denise. Thank you so much for sharing it.

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  4. This has certainly been the trip of a lifetime and I enjoyed it amazingly.





    ALOHA from Honolulu
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  5. another sad part of american history.

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  6. What a tragic piece of US history - I am very glad that it is acknowledged.

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  7. Nice! I'm looking forward to seeing the other pictures :-))

    Greetings from the Netherlands,
    dzjiedzjee.blogspot.com

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  8. This is truly a shameful part of American history. It's such a sad picture.

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  9. What a gorgeous painting! Imagine what people would say if it were hanging in your living room.

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  10. It is a wonderful painting, Denise. It shares the history of America. It is amazing how the Indian people were forced to leave their homes and march on this trail. Thanks for sharing, have a happy Monday!

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  11. welcome back home Denise! Such a big journey with lots of lovely memories and photographs. It was lovely to share it with you along the way

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  12. What an amazing time that must have been 5 weeks traveling across America ! I love seeing the photos you share.
    The trail of tears is a remarkable photo and the story behind it . Native Americans really deserve more than they got , it was so very sad for them, still is in many aspects I am sure.

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  13. Glad you are safely home. I have enjoyed your travels. I still have masses of photos of earlier travel this year, I know what you mean about photos left!

    Love this print. Have a good week. Diane

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  14. pretty painting....

    there's no place like home!!

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  15. This does break my heart. Such a sad time in history.
    So much has been done to hurt one another.
    Cheers from Cottage Country Ontario , ON, Canada!

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  16. Bet your pillows feel softer to be home.Looks like Geronimo in the forground.

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  17. The Trail of Tears is truly part of one of the saddest chapters in our history. It is so important to remember it though and the painting is very evocative...more than words, it makes it easy to imagine what it must have been like.

    I am so happy to know you are home safely and will look forward to the pictures and info you didn't have time to post as you traveled.

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  18. 22 States is quite an achievement and certainly gives lots of scope for a blogger!

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  19. What an incredible painting depicting such a terrible time in our history...

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