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Oh so poignant. A story that needed to be told. I can feel the anguish.
This is a vivid portrayal of a tragic period in U.S. history. I like how you personalized it.
This spot in history I'm not all that well versed in unfortunately. You told it well. I especially like the end when they received the letter from Oklahoma and that the family was able to find peace, and hopefully forgiveness.
Wonderful portrayal of a shameful time in U.S. history. Hooray for Canada!
Well done! I'm glad this topic was brought up.

I think it'd be stronger if you left off the "Two Years Later" bit, and used the extra words for the main story, which is rich and fascinating.

Very nice title, too.
Oh I am so glad to read this. I wish that so many more had been able to 'run to freedom'. Very well told.
Well done. Grabbed the imagination and stirred the heart!