The Trail Of Tears And Indian Removal by Amy H. SturgisThe Trail Of Tears And Indian Removal by Amy H. Sturgis

The Trail Of Tears And Indian Removal

byAmy H. Sturgis

Hardcover | November 1, 2006

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In 1838, the U.S. Government began to forcibly relocate thousands of Cherokees from their homelands in Georgia to the Western territories. The event the Cherokees called "The Trail Where They Cried" meant their own loss of life, sovereignty, and property. Moreover, it allowed visions of Manifest Destiny to contradict the government's previous "civilization campaign" policy toward American Indians. The tortuous journey West was one of the final blows causing a division within the Cherokee nation itself, over civilization and identity, tradition and progress, east and west. The Trail of Tears also introduced an era of Indian removal that reshaped the face of Native America geographically, politically, economically, and socially. Engaging thematic chapters explore the events surrounding the Trail of Tears and the era of Indian removal, including the invention of the Cherokee alphabet, the conflict between the preservation of Cherokee culture and the call to assimilate, Andrew Jackson's "imperial presidency," and the negotiation of legislation and land treaties. Biographies of key figures, an annotated bibliography, and an extensive selection of primary documents round out the work.
Title:The Trail Of Tears And Indian RemovalFormat:HardcoverDimensions:9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:November 1, 2006Publisher:Greenwood PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:031333658X

ISBN - 13:9780313336584

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"Designed as a reference for high school students and lower-level undergraduates, this volume examines the forced removal of the Cherokee Nation from its traditional homeland (a.k.a. the "Trail of Tears") in 1838-1839. The perspectives of both the Cherokee Nation and the U.S. government are discussed. Supplemental materials include brief biographies of key individuals as well as a chronology and excerpts from primary documents."-Reference & Research Book News