Cherokee Nation and the Trail of Tears

ISBN-10: 0143113674
ISBN-13: 9780143113676
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Description: In the early nineteenth century, the U.S. government shifted its policy from trying to assimilate American Indians to relocating them, and proceeded to forcibly drive seventeen thousand Cherokees from their homelands. This journey of exile became  More...

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Book details

List price: $15.00
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date: 6/24/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.572
Language: English

In the early nineteenth century, the U.S. government shifted its policy from trying to assimilate American Indians to relocating them, and proceeded to forcibly drive seventeen thousand Cherokees from their homelands. This journey of exile became known as the Trail of Tears. Historians Perdue and Green reveal the governments betrayals and the divisions within the Cherokee Nation, follow the exiles along the Trail of Tears, and chronicle the hardships found in the West. In its trauma and tragedy, the Cherokee diaspora has come to represent the irreparable injustice done to Native Americans in the name of nation buildingand in their determined survival, it represents the resilience of the Native American spirit.

Theda Perdue is professor of history at the University of North Carolina and author of Cherokee Women.Michael D. Green is professor of American studies at the University of North Carolina and author of The Creeks.

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