Trail of Tears: The Rise and Fall of the Cherokee Nation

Trail of Tears: The Rise and Fall of the Cherokee Nation

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by John Ehle, Ehle
     
 

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The fascinating portrayal of the Cherokee nation,  filled with Native American legend, lore, and religion — a  gripping American drama of power, politics,  betrayal, and ambition.

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The fascinating portrayal of the Cherokee nation,  filled with Native American legend, lore, and religion — a  gripping American drama of power, politics,  betrayal, and ambition.

B & W photographs

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Library Journal
One of the many ironies of U.S. government policy toward Indians in the early 1800s is that it persisted in removing to the West those who had most successfully adapted to European values. As whites encroached on Cherokee land, many Native leaders responded by educating their children, learning English, and developing plantations. Such a leader was Ridge, who had fought with Andrew Jackson against the British. As he and other Cherokee leaders grappled with the issue of moving, the land-hungry Georgia legislatiors, with the aid of Jackson, succeeded in ousting the Cherokee from their land, forcing them to make the arduous journey West on the infamous ``Trail of Tears.'' Popular history for public libraries. Mary B. Davis, Museum of American Indian Lib., New York

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ISBN-13:
9780385239547
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/28/1997
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
432
Sales rank:
117,644
Product dimensions:
5.21(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.96(d)
Lexile:
1150L (what's this?)

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