Trail of Tears The Rise And Fall Of the Cherokee Nation

By: John Ehle

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424 pages, including index.. "Although the history of the Cherokee Nation has been told before, Ehle's version may be the best. He has found sources previously unused, affording human touches that enliven the narrative. Yet it is not so much the content as the telling that counts here. Ehle can be stark at times and lyrical at times, a style that suits his subject almost to perfection."

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A sixth-generation North Carolinian, highly-acclaimed author John Ehle grew up on former Cherokee hunting grounds. His experience as an accomplished novelist, combined with his extensive, meticulous research, culminates in this moving tragedy rich with historical detail.

The Cherokee are a proud, ancient civilization. For hundreds of years they believed themselves to be the Principle People residing at the center of the earth. But by the 18th century, some of their leaders believed it was necessary to adapt to European ways in order to survive. Those chiefs sealed the fate of their tribes in 1875 when they signed a treaty relinquishing their land east of the Mississippi in return for promises of wealth and better land. The U.S. government used the treaty to justify the eviction of the Cherokee nation in an exodus that the Cherokee will forever remember as the "trail where they cried." The heroism and nobility of the Cherokee shine through this intricate story of American politics, ambition, and greed.

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Title: Trail of Tears The Rise And Fall Of the Cherokee Nation

Author Name: John Ehle

ISBN Number: 0385239548

ISBN-13: 9780385239547

Location Published: ANCHOR: 1988

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: New

Size: 8 x 5

lbs: 0.00 lbs

Type: Soft Cover

Categories: Cherokee Research, Cherokee

Seller ID: mcnp2011

Keywords: / cherokee nation, genealogy, research