Random House Books for Young Readers (1999), 48 pages
Recounts how the Cherokees, after fighting to keep their land in the nineteenth century, were forced to leave and travel 1200 miles to a new settlement in Oklahoma, a terrible journey known as the Trail of Tears.
48 p.; 6 inches
LibraryThing member michelleramos
I really enjoyed this book. It is short, but it hits several key components of the things that happened to the Cherokee Indians in the 1800's. It tells about their interactions with the first settlers from Europe and with the United States government. It tells of how things started out relatively peaceful and fair, but then some powerful white men didn't think that the Indians should have an rights to their own lands. It briefly describes their long journey to the west and some of the challenges and hardships that they faced along the way.
LibraryThing member wichitafriendsschool
In 1838, settlers moving west forced the great Cherokee Nation, and their chief John Ross, to leave their home land and travel 1,200 miles to Oklahoma. An epic story of friendship, war, hope, and betrayal.
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