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The Trail of Tears Across Missouri (Missouri Heritage Readers Series)

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As settlers moved beyond the eastern seaboard during the early nineteenth century, the government forced thousands of American Indians from their ancestral lands. The Cherokees, the largest and most important tribe in the Southeast, fought exile with a combination of passive resistance and national publicity for their plight. Because they had successfully resisted the government's efforts to move them from their homeland, their removal was particularly brutal when it finally came. The Trail of Tears across Missouri is a moving account of the 1837-1838 removal of the Cherokees from the southeastern United States to Indian Territory (now Oklahoma).

After providing an overview of the Cherokees' life in the Southeast and of the events leading up to their exile, Joan Gilbert traces the mass exodus state by state from Tennessee to Arkansas. Successive chapters highlight the experiences and the hardships endured by those forced to travel with inadequate supplies of food, clothing, and transportation. It is estimated that four thousand Cherokees, nearly a quarter of the tribe, died.

In bringing the grim realities of the forced march to life, Gilbert draws from such primary sources as letters, newspaper stories, and the writings of missionaries, guides, and doctors who accompanied them. She focuses on the Cherokees' experiences as they passed through Missouri, using the journals of Dr. W. I. I. Morrow and guide B. B. Cannon.

In addition to chronicling the removal of the Cherokees, Gilbert also brings the story up to date by describing how the nation lives today and how the Trail of Tears has been commemorated.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 111-113) and index.

About the Author

A resident of Hallsville, Missouri, Joan Gilbert is the author of two novels and more than six hundred articles, twenty for which she received first-place literary awards.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780826210630
Author:
Gilbert, Joan
Publisher:
University of Missouri Press
Author:
Gilbert
Author:
Gilbert, Joan Sewell
Location:
Columbia :
Subject:
History
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Native American
Subject:
Sources
Subject:
Missouri
Subject:
Cherokee Indians
Subject:
Readers for new literates
Subject:
Missouri History 19th century Sources.
Subject:
Trail of Tears, 18
Subject:
Trail of Tears, 1838-1839
Subject:
Native American-General Native American Studies
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Missouri Heritage Readers Series
Series Volume:
166
Publication Date:
19960631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 4
Language:
English
Illustrations:
25 , maps
Pages:
136
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in
Age Level:
from 8 to 100

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