The story begins with some background and the birth of a Cherokee man named Ridge not too long before the American Revolutionary War.
The wagons were lined up. The mood was somber. One who was there reported that "there was a silence and stillness of the voice that betrayed the sadness of the heart. There was no going back. A white-haired old man, Chief Going Snake, led the way on his pony, followed by a group of young men on horseback.
Just as the wagons moved off along the narrow roadway, they heard a sound. Although the day was bright, there was a black thundercloud in the west. The thunder died away and the wagons continued their long journey westward toward the setting sun.
Many who heard the thunder thought it was an omen of more trouble to come. SomeAmerican Indians forcibly removed from what is now the eastern United States to what was called Indian Territory included members of the Cherokee, Choctaw, Chickasaw, Creek, and Seminole tribes.
The Cherokee's journey by water and land was over a thousand miles long, during which many Cherokees were to die. Tragically, the story in this lesson is also one of conflict within the Cherokee Nation as it struggled to hold on to its land and its culture in the face of overwhelming force.
The Trail of Tears National Historic Trail commemorates the removal of the Cherokee and the paths that 17 Cherokee detachments followed westward. It also promotes a greater awareness of the Trail's legacy and the effects of the United States' policy of American Indian removal not only on the Cherokee, but also on other tribes, primarily the Chickasaw, Choctaw, Creek, and Seminole.
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Trail of Tears National Historic Trail The lesson is based on the Major Ridge House, the John Ross House, and Rattlesnake Springs, several of the thousands of properties listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Cherokee artist Troy Anderson was commissioned to design the Cherokee Trail of Tears Sesquicentennial Commemorative Medallion. The falling-tear medallion shows a seven-pointed star, the symbol of the seven clans of the Cherokees.
Trail of tears: the rise and fall of the Cherokee nation. [John Ehle] -- Tells the story of the fateful journey of the forced removal of the Eastern band of the Cherokee in Among the many tales of history and the white man's encounters with the American Indian.
INED Book Review Trail of Tears The authors’ name of the book called Trail of Tears: The Rise and Fall of the Cherokee Nation is John Ehle. Trail of Tears was published in the United States by Anchor Books, a division of random house, New York and in Canada.
In "The Trail of Tears: The Rise and Fall of the Cherokee Nation," John Ehle presents the full history of a native American democratic state, the Cherokee Nation. Like the United States, it was born in bloodshed, but instead of enduring, it flourished for only a few years and then was destroyed by President Andrew Jackson and the government of the .