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ISBN13: 9780803267435
ISBN10: 0803267436
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One fall morning Jerry Ellis donned a backpack and began a long, lonely walk: retracing the Cherokee Trail of Tears, the nine hundred miles his ancestors had walked in 1838. The trail was the agonizing path of exile the Cherokees had been forced to take when they were torn from their southeastern homeland and relocated to Indian Territory. Following in their footsteps, Ellis traveled through small southern towns, along winding roads, and amid quiet forests, encountering a memorable array of people who live along the trail today. Along the way he also came to glimpse the pain his ancestors endured and to learn about the true beauty of modern rural life and the worth of a man's character.

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Donning a backpack for a long, lonely walk, the author of "Marching Through Georgia: My Walk with Sherman" retraces the Cherokee Trail of Tears, the 900 miles his ancestors had been forced to travel in 1838. Map.

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Jerry Ellis is the author of Bareback! One Man's Journey along the Pony Express Trail, and Marching through Georgia: My Walk with Sherman.

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Jerry Ellis, June 28, 2011 (view all comments by Jerry Ellis)
On June 17, 2011 Walking the Trail went on permanent display in the National Teachers Hall of Fame. It is required reading in many high schools and universities nationwide.
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Jerry Ellis, September 19, 2006 (view all comments by Jerry Ellis)
I am the author of Walking the Trail and this is a formal THANK YOU to readers who have acquired this book. In 1989, as an act of near desperation to honor my Cherokee ancestors and get closer to my soul, I became the first person in modern history to walk the 900 mile route of the Trail of Tears. I sold everything I owned to finance the trek and the two month journey changed my life as I camped along the Trail and sometimes stayed in the homes of kind strangers. I kept a journal and took photos along the Trail. The next year I sent the book to New York and it seemed a miracle happened. A bidding war erupted and Delacorte Press published it in 1991, nominating it for a Pulitzer. I have since lectured in Africa, Asia, Europe and throughout the US about the book and the Trail of Tears. I pray that the book inspires you and offers a journey that will linger in your heart. Feel free to contact me at tanager@tds.net.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780803267435
Author:
Ellis, Jerry
Publisher:
University of Nebraska Press
Location:
Lincoln
Subject:
Description and travel
Subject:
Native American Studies
Subject:
United States - State & Local
Subject:
Native American
Subject:
Southern states
Subject:
Cherokee Indians
Subject:
Trail of Tears, 18
Subject:
Trails of Tears, 18
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - Native American Studies
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
Southern States Description and travel.
Subject:
Native American-General Native American Studies
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
v. 1
Publication Date:
20010931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Map
Pages:
258
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 0.65 lb

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"Synopsis" by , Donning a backpack for a long, lonely walk, the author of "Marching Through Georgia: My Walk with Sherman" retraces the Cherokee Trail of Tears, the 900 miles his ancestors had been forced to travel in 1838. Map.
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