Swing Low Sweet Chariot
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The Choctaws were among the first Indian nations removed from the Southeast during the massive removal campaigns of the 1830s.
The adoption of slavery by the Civilized Tribes of the Southeast led to a blurring of racial lines.
According to legend, the song was among her favorites and used to alert slaves that she would be arriving soon to escort them to freedom.
“Swing Low Sweet Chariot” became a part of the choir’s repertoire in 1871.