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Publisher Description

Today, a fraction of the Cherokee people remains in their traditional homeland in the southern Appalachians. Most Cherokees were forcibly relocated to eastern Oklahoma in the early nineteenth century. In 1830 the U.S. government shifted its policy from one of trying to assimilate American Indians to one of relocating them and proceeded to drive seventeen thousand Cherokee people west of the Mississippi.

The Cherokee Nation and the Trail of Tears recounts this moment in American history and considers its impact on the Cherokee, on U.S.-Indian relations, and on contemporary society. Guggenheim Fellowship-winning historian Theda Perdue and coauthor Michael D. Green explain the various and sometimes competing interests that resulted in the Cherokee?s expulsion, follow the exiles along the Trail of Tears, and chronicle their difficult years in the West after removal.

GENRE
History
RELEASED
2007
July 5
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
208
Pages
PUBLISHER
Penguin Publishing Group
SELLER
PENGUIN GROUP USA, INC.
SIZE
4.4
MB

Customer Reviews

Jim Sparks ,

The Cherokee nation and the trail of tears

I would like to thank the folks who wrote and researched and published this great book. I am of Cherokee ancestry and did not know all of the history about the trail of tears. As a child I was told about my roots but not about the terrible conditions and brutality of the white man and the new United States Government on the Cherokee people. I have a different view of history now and wish I could go back in time and fix it all. Again thanks James.

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