Voices From the Trail of Tears

Voices From the Trail of Tears

eBook - 2003
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During the first half of the 19th century, as many as 100,000 Native Americans were relocated west of the Mississippi River from their homelands in the East. The best known of these forced emigrations was the Cherokee Removal of 1838. Christened Nu-No-Du-Na-Tlo-Hi-Lu-literally "the Trail Where They Cried"-by the Cherokees, it is remembered today as the Trail of Tears. In Voices From the Trail of Tears, editor Vicki Rozema re-creates this tragic period in American history by letting eyewitnesses speak for themselves. Using newspaper articles and editorials, journal excerpts, correspondence, and official documents, she presents a comprehensive overview of the Trail of Tears—the events leading to the Indian Removal Act, the Cherokees' conflicting attitudes toward removal, life in the emigrant camps, the routes westward by land and water, the rampant deaths in camp and along the trail, the experiences of the United States military and of the missionaries and physicians attending the Cherokees, and the difficulties faced by the tribe in the West
Publisher: Winston-Salem, NC : John F. Blair, Publisher, 2003
ISBN: 9780895874825
Branch Call Number: eBook
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: Rozema, Vicki 1954-

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