The Trail of Tears

The Trail of Tears

by Sabrina Crewe, D. L. Birchfield


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The Trail of Tears by Sabrina Crewe, D. L. Birchfield

The Trail of Tears is the name given to a tragic journey made in the 1830s by sixty thousand Native Americans from the southeastern part of the United States. This book tells the story of their exile by the U.S. government, an action that led to the loss of their homes and the death of fifteen thousand people. It explores the background to Indian removal, including the coming of Europeans to North America and the founding of a new nation hungry for land. The book also shows how, in spite of brave efforts to rebuild their nations, the removed Indians had their land taken from them yet again.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780836834000
Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing
Publication date: 01/28/2004
Series: Events That Shaped America Series
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 7.80(w) x 10.30(h) x 0.34(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

Table of Contents

Chapter 1The People of the Southeast6
Chapter 2The Coming of the Europeans10
Chapter 3Americans Demand Removal12
Chapter 4On the Trail of Tears16
Chapter 5After Removal24
Time Line28
Things to Think About and Do29
Further Information31

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