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Cherokee Nation and the Trail of Tears (Reprint) (Paperback) (Theda Perdue & Michael D. Green)

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In the early nineteenth century, the U.S. government shifted its policy from trying to assimilate American Indians to relocating them, and proceeded to forcibly drive seventeen thousand Cherokees from their homelands. This journey of exile became known as the Trail of Tears.
Historians Perdue and Green reveal the government?s betrayals and the divisions within the Cherokee Nation, follow the exiles along the Trail of Tears, and chronicle the hardships found in the West. In its trauma and tragedy, the Cherokee diaspora has come to represent the irreparable injustice done to Native Americans in the name of nation building?and in their determined survival, it represents the resilience of the Native American spirit.

Documents the 1830s policy shift of the U.S. government through which it discontinued efforts to assimilate Native Americans in favor of forcibly relocating them west of the Mississippi, in an account that traces the decision's specific effect on the Cherokee Nation, U.S.-Indian relations, and contemporary society. Reprint.
Edition: Reprint
Number of Pages: 189
Genre: History
Sub-Genre: History
Series Title: The Penguin Library of American Indian History
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
Author: Theda Perdue & Michael D. Green
Language: English
Street Date: June 24, 2008
TCIN: 11335586
UPC: 9780143113676
Item Number (DPCI): 248-00-4525
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