Oregon's Trail of Tears: Exploring Amanda's Trail and a dark Oregon history

My love for the Oregon wilds and the American west generally is a bittersweet thing: there is an immensely troubled history of our acquisition of our public lands that often came at the great suffering of the native peoples whose lands were lost. In this video, I explore an area that was used to march native peoples who attempted to escape their reservations, and now holds a shrine commemorating one of those victims otherwise lost to history. A beautiful place with a tragic past.

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Hi everyone! :) My name is Tor Bertin, and for much of my life, I've had an immense fascination for the natural world and its inhabitants. This fascination has always driven me to share those feelings of wonder with other people. "Wonderlust" was the name I gave to that feeling. Here, I hope to bring to you improved understanding and appreciation for nature in its many forms across the world, and the human history that has existed in those places. I film my travels in a highly cinematic style, and with corresponding narration aim to both educate on the history of these places and inspire wonder for the astonishing aspects of the natural world. While here, and in your own journeys, wander in wonder.

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