The Mother's Tear Gorget The Story Behind The Jewelry

The Mother's Tear Gorget
mother's tear necklace
Greg took some artistic creativity with this one. The Gorget is smaller than it's pendant. But why call it a Mother's Tear?
During the Cherokee removal many mothers shed tears as their families were uprooted from the place they knew,
These were people who lived in towns, had cabins and had lived among the immigrant settlers for generations.
Suddenly soldiers appeared and families were asked to leave taking only what they could carry.
Many of mother shed many a tear as they had to leave the only home they knew behind, as they had to leave their favorite well everything behind. But that was not the end, the mothers continued to cry as they watched their children be cold, get tired of walking, go hungry. and even die.

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