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Cherokee Nation, The & Trail of Tears, The banner

Cherokee Nation, The & Trail of Tears, The

Cherokee Nation, The & Trail of Tears, The

by Theda Perdue

 
Price $19.95
 
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Pub. Date: June 2008
  • ISBN-13: 9780143113676
  • ISBN: 0143113674
  • Format: Hardcover




Synopsis

spaceToday, a fraction of the Cherokee people remains in their traditional homeland in the southern Appalachians. Most Cherokees were forcibly relocated to eastern Oklahoma in the early nineteenth century. In 1830 the U.S. government shifted its policy from one of trying to assimilate American Indians to one of relocating them and proceeded to drive seventeen thousand Cherokee people west of the Mississippi.

spaceThe Cherokee Nation and the Trail of Tears recounts this moment in American history and considers its impact on the Cherokee, on U.S.-Indian relations, and on contemporary society. Guggenheim Fellowship-winning historian Theda Perdue and coauthor Michael D. Green explain the various and sometimes competing interests that resulted in the Cherokee's expulsion, follow the exiles along the Trail of Tears, and chronicle their difficult years in the West after removal.

Biography

spaceTheda Perdue, Ph.D. is a professor of history at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and recent winner of a Guggenheim Fellowship. Her previous books include Cherokee Women and Sifters.
spaceMichael D. Green, Ph.D. is a professor of history and American Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and author of The Politics of Indian Removal.

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