Uprooted!

Happy Monday!  A perfect example of deracination: the Trail of Tears.  As part of Andrew Jackson’s Indian removal policy (1838-1839), the forced migration  from east of the Mississippi River to present-day Oklahoma had a truly devastating effect on the Cherokee nation.

deracinate

\ dih-rasuh-neyt \, verb;

1.  to pull up by the roots; uproot; extirpate; eradicate.
2.  to isolate or alienate (a person) from a native or customary culture or environment.
Source: The Highly Selective Dictionary for the Extraordinarily Literate by Eugene Ehrlich and http://www.dictionary.com.
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