Comments Send Print Share Recommend Tweet Trail of Tears Quilt October 15, 2004 By: The Archives More than 15,000 Cherokee Indians passed through southern Illinois during the 1838-39 Trail of Tears. A group of volunteers in downstate Murphysboro is gathering to remember their plight and to capture their feelings in fabric. Comments Send Print Share Recommend Tweet Previous post in Eight Forty-Eight Cook County Property Tax Cap Challenged Next post in Eight Forty-Eight Eight Forty-Eight View the discussion thread. Top Headlines On WBEZ.org Chewing the Fat with Monica Eng and Louisa Chu Exoneree Diaries: Antione’s pay day How do kids like the new CPS lunches? Strange Brews Podcast Woman scarred by orphanage Remembering the 'Forgotten Hoosiers' What’s street cleaning really good for? What can Englewood learn from the new Detroit Whole Foods?