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Trail of tears: the rise and fall of the Cherokee nation

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A sixth-generation North Carolinian, highly-acclaimed author John Ehle grew up on former Cherokee hunting grounds. His experience as an accomplished novelist, combined with his extensive, meticulous research, culminates in this moving tragedy rich with historical detail. The Cherokee are a proud, ancient civilization. For hundreds of years they believed themselves to be the "Principle People" residing at the center of the earth. But by the 18th century, some of their leaders believed it was necessary to adapt to European ways in order to survive. Those chiefs sealed the fate of their tribes in 1875 when they signed a treaty relinquishing their land east of the Mississippi in return for promises of wealth and better land. The U.S. government used the treaty to justify the eviction of the Cherokee nation in an exodus that the Cherokee will forever remember as the "trail where they cried." The heroism and nobility of the Cherokee shine through this intricate story of American politics, ambition, and greed. B & W photographs
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author Ehle, John, 1925-2018
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display_description Tells the story of the fateful journey of the forced removal of the Eastern band of the Cherokee in 1838. 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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publishDate 1988
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ils:a36333 Book Books 1st ed. English Doubleday, ©1988. 424 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Cherokee Indians
Cherokee Indians -- History
Cherokee Indians -- Relocation
Cherokee Removal, 1838
Geschichte (1835-1838)
Indians of North America -- Southern States -- Relocation
Trail of Tears (1838-1839)
Trail of Tears, 1838-1839
United States, Southern States -- Native races -- History
title_display Trail of tears : the rise and fall of the Cherokee nation
title_full Trail of tears : the rise and fall of the Cherokee nation / John Ehle
title_short Trail of tears :
title_sub the rise and fall of the Cherokee nation
topic_facet Cherokee
Cherokee Indians
Cherokee Removal, 1838
Geschichte (1835-1838)
Indians of North America
Native races
Southern States
Trail of Tears, 1838-1839