Trail of Tears: The Rise and Fall of the Cherokee Nation

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Doubleday, 1988 - History - 424 pages
Among the many tales of history and the white man's encounters with the American Indian, none is as bitter or shameful as the removal of more than 18,000 Cherokee from their eastern homelands. In this well-documented work, Ehle discusses the history of the Cherokee nation, and he presents a sympathetic and emotional account of the development of the Cherokee political, social, and religious structure. The various factors, political and social, leading up to the 1838 migration and the ensuing murder of some 4,000 Cherokee tribesmen are also described. Newspaper stories, personal recollections, and diary entries are used to help recount pertinent facts and events.

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This entertaining historical novel has sowed confusion among readers with a sincere interest in Cherokee history. That's because the author has dotted his text with footnotes, and the publisher has ... Read full review

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This entertaining historical novel has sowed confusion among readers with a sincere interest in Cherokee history. That's because the author has dotted his text with footnotes, and the publisher has ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
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Section 2
33
Section 3
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Ehle, a native of Asheville, North Carolina, has received the Lillian Smith Prize and the Thomas Wolfe Memorial Award.

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