Page 212. " Cherokee Indians who lived in Georgia were forced to leave their homes "

The Trail of Tears refers to the enforced relocation of Indian tribes from their homelands to Indian Territory in the Western United States (present day Oklahoma).

 The tribes included: Cherokee, Delaware, Ottawa, Shawnee, Pawnee, Potawatomi, Sauk, Fox, Miami, Kickapoo, Seminole, Choctaw, Chickasaw, Creek.

Page 213. " King Leopold of Belgium "
King Leopold, 1909
Public DomainKing Leopold, 1909

King Leopold II of Belgium was infamous for the brutal way in which he ruled the Congo through proxy mercenary force. The violent legacy of his regime can still be seen in the Democratic Republic of Congo today, as this BBC article highlights.

Page 218. " the facial scarification ceremony "

Facial scarification is a long and painful process, a permanent modification to the body that depicts complex social identities including status, family, ethnicity and personal beauty.