Walking the trail: one man's journey along the Cherokee trail of tears

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Delacorte Press, Oct 1, 1991 - Biography & Autobiography - 256 pages
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On a crisp fall morning, with only a backpack and walking stick, Jerry Ellis set off on an adventure he knew might prove too great a challenge for a solitary man: He would walk the 900-mile Trail of Tears, a journey his Cherokee ancestors had made more than a century earlier. Here he reveals how the tragic history of the Cherokee survives in the mystery and beauty of the trail.

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WALKING THE TRAIL: One Man's Journey Along the Cherokee Trail of Tears

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Ellis, a free-lance writer who is part Cherokee Indian, journeys on foot from Oklahoma to his hometown of Fort Payne, Alabama—symbolically retracing the 900-mile path his ancestors took on their ... Read full review

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User Review  - Daniel Parker - Goodreads

Doing some research on a book i'm writing and came across this little gem. very much enjoyed this walk across states, depending on his own legs, the kindness of strangers, and the weather. Pitching ... Read full review


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About the author (1991)

Jerry Ellis is the author of Walking to Canterbury: A Modern Journey Through Chaucer's Medieval England, Bareback! One Man's Journey along the Pony Express Trail, Marching through Georgia: My Walk with Sherman, and Walking the Trail: One Man's Journey Along the Cherokee Trail of Tears.

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