Trail of Tears

Trail of Tears

by Julia Coates

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This book covers a critical event in U.S. history: the period of Indian removal and resistance from 1817 to 1839, documenting the Cherokee experience as well as Jacksonian policy and Native-U.S. relations.

• Written by a citizen of the Cherokee Nation, the volume provides current, informed perspectives on the Cherokee experience

• Provides biographical sketches that introduce the reader to the key players on all sides of the event

• Explains how intensified contact with Europeans through trading relationships and developing technological dependency changed Cherokee society and created a new "global economy"

• Supplies primary document excerpts that offer additional insight and perspective on historical events, incorporating legislation, petitions, newspaper articles, court decisions, letters, and treaties

• Examines a key curricular topic for high school and undergraduate student researchers—Indian removal and resistance in the 1800s

• Includes portraits of important figures, such as Major Ridge, John Ridge, and John Ross as well as maps of Cherokee territory in the southeast and routes of the Trail of Tears

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780313384493
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 01/22/2014
Series: Landmarks of the American Mosaic Series
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 235
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Julia Coates, PhD, is senior writer and oral history interviewer in American Indian studies at the University of California, Los Angeles. Coates is a citizen of the Cherokee Nation and serves on its Tribal Council.

Table of Contents

Series Foreword vii

Preface ix

Introduction xi

Chronology xv

1 A World Unbalanced 1

2 The Federal-Tribal Dance 19

3 Building the Nation 41

4 Rhetoric and Strategies of Resistance 63

5 Betrayal and Division 85

6 The Trail Where We Cried 107

7 Resurrections of a Nation 131

Biographical Profiles of Key Figures 147

Primary Documents 161

Glossary 205

Annotated Bibliography 213

Index 227

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