Category Trail of Tears considered "High Level" [closed]

+6 votes

There are a number of individual profiles in Category:Trail of Tears.  It does not state it is a High Level category, but it is in my view.  Should it include the statement box "This is a high level category. Please do not add individual profiles. Add profiles to the narrowest category possible. See How to Categorize." as does the Category:Five Civilized Tribes?  Thank you.

WikiTree profile: Space:Trail_of_Tears
closed with the note: Thanks to all for their input and assistance.  The hierarchy is complete and profiles moved to their respective sub category.
in Policy and Style by Ronald Prentice G2G6 Mach 1 (14.5k points)
closed by Ronald Prentice

3 Answers

+10 votes
Best answer

Hmm... Conceptually, the Trail of Tears category ought to cover the several different forced movements of Native Americans (Cherokee, Choctaw, Chickasaw...), but it looks like it has been set up as if it applies only to the Cherokee. It seems to me that separate subcategories are needed for the forced removals of the individual tribal nations. Once separate categories exist, it will be possible to disperse profiles to the correct category, and treat Trail of Tears as high-level category.

by Ellen Smith G2G Astronaut (1.3m points)
selected by Stanley Baraboo

Great work Ellen and Ronald !! Thank you for the enlightenment and added subcategories.   

Thank you!!!
+8 votes

Keen observation Ronald .. I agree .. Technically, the one sub category: 

probably should not be a sub category under Trail of Tears as it is already a sub category under . 

The db software then would recognize the Category: Trail of Tears as the current "narrowest category possible."

C'est Bon .. 



by Stanley Baraboo G2G Astronaut (1.2m points)
Thank you Gerald.  When I looked at that category yesterday I was unsure how that should be arranged.  I appreciate your input providing clarity on this point.
Blythe Ferry is very specifically associated with the Cherokee Trail of Tears, not with the other tribal nations.
+1 vote Wikipedia article on the subject is pretty extensive, makes me think that Trail of Tears should indeed be a parent category for the various relocations (to be polite).  

by Danielle Liard G2G6 Pilot (479k points)

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