The Trail of Tears: The Tragedy of the American Indians

The Trail of Tears: The Tragedy of the American Indians

by Katie Marsico

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Overview

Between 1838 and 1839 thousands of American Indians were forced to abandon their native lands and homes and journey to regions west of the Mississippi River. In this march 4,000 of 15,000 Cherokee lost their lives. In The Trail of Tears: The Tragedy of the American Indiana follow the Cherokee on their sorrowful journey, discover the impetus behind the government's quest for westward expansion, and learn the perspectives of those who endured this forced removal, as well as the views of the individuals who intiated it.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780761440291
Publisher: Cavendish, Marshall Corporation
Publication date: 09/28/2009
Series: Perspectives on Series
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction 6

The Path Preceding the Trail 9

A Tragic Farewell to the East 26

The Realities of a Rigorous Exodus 48

Short-Lived Peace and Plenty 62

Seeking Rebirth in the Twentieth Century 76

A History Lesson or a Living Legacy? 92

Timeline 104

Notes 109

Further Information 118

Bibliography 119

Index 123

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