Trail Of Tears

Author: John Ehle
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 0307793834
Size: 71.61 MB
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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

Chiefs Of Nations

Author: Paul Thomas Vickers
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595369847
Size: 65.96 MB
Format: PDF
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Chiefs of Nations: First Edition: The Cherokee Nation 1730 to 1839-109 years of Political Dialogue and Treaties brings to light an abundance of uncharted and detrimental facts that serve as testimonial changing the history of the Cherokee Nation. Covering the Colonial period with new and fresh accounts taken directly from the Colonial records to the onset of the federal period with the United States, as recorded in the minutes of the 1st to 17th congress; Chiefs of Nations radiates to the publics need for truth and realistic coverage between the United States and Indian Nations; once governed by traditional governments-populating the entire continent, of the United States of America. Both technical and dramatic, Chiefs of Nations, unlike other books such as, Browns Old Frontiers, Cherokee Tragedy, The Cherokees, Trail of Tears (The rise and fall of the Cherokee Nation): Chiefs of Nations, discovers the actual causes that led to the acts and resolves of Congress, for the expansion of the Southeastern States and Territories-into the Cherokee, Creek, Chickasaw and Choctaw Nations boundaries. Populated with fully quoted documents from the Federal Records and unedited Treaties, Chiefs of Nations, reveals the shocking truth: exposing the contentions between rival factions and the development of an insurgent political party in 1825, that ultimately gained control of the Cherokee Nation, and released claim to all their remaining lands in 1835.

The Trail Of Tears

Author: Ann Byers
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
ISBN: 9780823940073
Size: 16.65 MB
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Uses primary source documents, narrative, and illustrations to recount the history of the U.S. government's removal of the Cherokee from their ancestral homes in Georgia to Oklahoma in 1838.

Encyclopedia Of Race Ethnicity And Society

Author: Richard T. Schaefer
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412926947
Size: 44.31 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This three volume reference set offers a comprehensive look at the roles race and ethnicity play in society and in our daily lives. General readers, students, and scholars alike will appreciate the informative coverage of intergroup relations in the United States and the comparative examination of race and ethnicity worldwide. These volumes offer a foundation to understanding as well as researching racial and ethnic diversity from a multidisciplinary perspective. Over a hundred racial and ethnic groups are described, with additional thematic essays offering insight into broad topics that cut across group boundaries and which impact on society. The encyclopedia has alphabetically arranged author-signed essays with references to guide further reading. Numerous cross-references aid the reader to explore beyond specific entries, reflecting the interdependent nature of race and ethnicity operating in society. The text is supplemented by photographs, tables, figures and custom-designed maps to provide an engaging visual look at race and ethnicity. An easy-to-use statistical appendix offers the latest data with carefully selected historical comparisons to aid study and research in the area

America S Trail Of Tears

Author: Dean W. Arnold
Publisher: Dean W. Arnold
Size: 49.70 MB
Format: PDF
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This book offers the stories of intermarriage, assassination, and missionary arrests that threatened Andrew Jackson with a civil war thirty years before Lincoln.

An American Betrayal

Author: Daniel Blake Smith
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
ISBN: 142997396X
Size: 11.83 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The fierce battle over identity and patriotism within Cherokee culture that took place in the years surrounding the Trail of Tears Though the tragedy of the Trail of Tears is widely recognized today, the pervasive effects of the tribe's uprooting have never been examined in detail. Despite the Cherokees' efforts to assimilate with the dominant white culture—running their own newspaper, ratifying a constitution based on that of the United States—they were never able to integrate fully with white men in the New World. In An American Betrayal, Daniel Blake Smith's vivid prose brings to life a host of memorable characters: the veteran Indian-fighter Andrew Jackson, who adopted a young Indian boy into his home; Chief John Ross, only one-eighth Cherokee, who commanded the loyalty of most Cherokees because of his relentless effort to remain on their native soil; most dramatically, the dissenters in Cherokee country—especially Elias Boudinot and John Ridge, gifted young men who were educated in a New England academy but whose marriages to local white girls erupted in racial epithets, effigy burnings, and the closing of the school. Smith, an award-winning historian, offers an eye-opening view of why neither assimilation nor Cherokee independence could succeed in Jacksonian America.

Ethnic Groups Of The Americas

Author: James Minahan
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1610691636
Size: 44.42 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Intended to help students explore ethnic identity—one of the most important issues of the 21st century—this concise, one-stop reference presents rigorously researched content on the national groups and ethnicities of North America, Central America, South America, and the Caribbean.

Cherokee Nation V Georgia

Author: Nathan Aaseng
ISBN: 9781560066286
Size: 42.34 MB
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Describes the attempts to protect the rights of Cherokees living in Georgia beginning in the colonial period, including the landmark Supreme Court cases, Cherokee Nation vs. Georgia, and Worcester vs. Georgia.


Author: Louis P. Masur
Publisher: Hill and Wang
ISBN: 146680680X
Size: 13.38 MB
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1776, 1861, 1929. Any high-school student should know what these years meant to American history. But wars and economic disasters are not our only pivotal events, and other years have, in a quieter way, swayed the course of our nation. 1831 was one of them, and in this striking new work, Louis Masur shows us exactly how. The year began with a solar eclipse, for many an omen of mighty changes -- and for once, such predictions held true. Nat Turner's rebellion soon followed, then ever-more violent congressional arguments over slavery and tarrifs. Religious revivalism swept the North, and important observers (including Tocqueville) traveled the land, forming the opinions that would shape the world's view of America for generations to come. New technologies, meanwhile, were dramatically changing Americans' relationship with the land, and Andrew Jackson's harsh policies toward the Cherokee erased most Indians' last hopes of autonomy. As Masur's analysis makes clear, by 1831 it was becoming all too certain that political rancor, the struggle over slavery, the pursuit of individualism, and technological development might eclipse the glorious potential of the early republic--and lead the nation to secession and civil war. This is an innovative and challenging interpretation of a key moment in antibellum America.

Exploring Our National Historic Parks And Sites

Author: Russel D. Butcher
Publisher: Roberts Rinehart Pub
ISBN: 9781570981258
Size: 54.41 MB
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Explores American history through its national parks, providing information about Revolutionary War sites, Civil War parks, and parks celebrating presidents.