The Trail of Tears

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Discover the lives of American Indians living in the East and why in the 1830s they were forced from their homelands. Find out what it was like to be captured at home, put in stockades, then made to walk to Indian Territory hundreds of miles away.

An account of relations between the Cherokee Nation and the United States in the early nineteenth century, particularly the reasons for, and difficulties of, the forced journey of the ...

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Overview

Discover the lives of American Indians living in the East and why in the 1830s they were forced from their homelands. Find out what it was like to be captured at home, put in stockades, then made to walk to Indian Territory hundreds of miles away.

An account of relations between the Cherokee Nation and the United States in the early nineteenth century, particularly the reasons for, and difficulties of, the forced journey of the Cherokee to an Oklahoma reservation.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781403447920
  • Publisher: Heinemann-Raintree
  • Publication date: 2/28/2004
  • Series: American Adventure Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Table of Contents

About This Book 3
Map of the United States of America 4
Introduction 5
The "Civilized Tribes": A Cherokee Man Wearing a Turban 6
The Cherokee: A Cherokee Cabin 8
Making Choices: Osceola, The Seminole Resistance Leader 10
The Cherokee Nation: John Ross, Principal Chief of the Cherokee 12
New Echota: An Echota Townhouse 14
Pressure to Leave: The Cherokee Phoenix Newspaper 16
Battles in Washington, D.C.: Surveying Instruments and a Map 18
The Roundups: Soldier's Helmet, Musket, and Sword 20
The First Journeys: Steam-Powered Ferryboat 22
The Trail of Tears: A Wagon on the Trail 24
Life in Indian Territory: A Plow 26
Historical Map of the United States 28
Glossary 30
Timeline of Events in This Book 31
Further Reading, Places to Visit 31
Index 32
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