The Trail of Tears

The Trail of Tears

by Peter Benoit

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Overview

Read about the forced relocation of the Native Americans of the southeastern United States and learn how it has shaped our nation today. Inside you will find out:

Why the U.S. government decided to relocate the Native Americans living in the southeastern United States;

What difficulties the Native Americans faced on their journey west;

And how the relocation permanently affected Native Americans.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780531281673
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 09/01/2012
Series: Cornerstones of Freedom: Third Series
Pages: 64
Sales rank: 594,352
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

Table of Contents

Setting the Scene: Conflict in the West 6

Chapter 1 Two Peoples, One Land 8

Chapter 2 The Making of a Tragedy 20

Chapter 3 Removal Begins 30

Chapter 4 The Trail of Tears 40

Map of the Events What Happened Where? 52

The Story Continues: The Trail Today 54

Influential Individuals 56

Timeline 58

Living History 60

Resources 61

Glossary 62

Index 63

About the Author 64

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