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This title examines an important historic event, the Trail of Tears. Readers will learn the background of European settlement in Native American lands, relations between the groups, and how this led to the Trail of Tears. Also covered are the key players, the tragic loss of thousands of Cherokee on the trail, and the event's effects on the future of Native Americans and the United States. Color photos and informative sidebars accompany easy-to-read, compelling text. Features include a timeline, facts, additional resources, Web sites, a glossary, a bibliography, and an index. Essential Events is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Nunna dual Tsutry 6
Chapter 2 West Is Black, Black Is Death 14
Chapter 3 This Land Is Our Land 22
Chapter 4 A Greater Degree of Civilization 28
Chapter 5 Gold! 38
Chapter 6 To the Supreme Court 48
Chapter 7 Time Is Up 58
Chapter 8 The Trail of Tears 66
Chapter 9 New Land, New Government 76
Chapter 10 The Cherokee Today 88
Essential Facts 100
Additional Resources 102
Source Notes 106
About the Author 112