Please try again later. Such a horrible part of American History. Not so much in the words of the Cherokee themselves, but in the words of military officers who lead the various groups along the way.
It clearly documents the bad choices and decisions that were made in re-locating the masses of people, and the callous attitudes toward them, whose only crime was wanting to stay where they always lived. With each band that was relocated, the death toll grew higher, until the final one. Why anyone would order thousands of people to be relocated in December by a northern route was purely murder in my opinion. Does not convey the Indian's Story. It is full of footnotes and letters to and from the government.
It is more a compilation of dry facts than a saga of those sorrowful souls. But if you are interested about how many pounds of salt bacon, the of oxen assigned to different journeys, how many soldier's, etc. I am left still searching for a readable, definitive, history of the Trail of Tears. One person found this helpful 2 people found this helpful.
Voices from the Trail of Tears by Vicki Rozema
This is the "history" book that should have been used in school. I believe everyone would have had a much better understanding of our western expansion reality. This work is done so tastefully, yet truthfully. Both sides are shown as much as possible, simply because it is first hand details from the soldiers who were sympathetic to those being removed. If you already have exposure to removal stories, then it makes more sense.
It's helpful that the author has clarified some differences in reports from different narrators.
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Knowing that so many Cherokee are decendents from these very survivors of such a horrendous event, is amazing. But to realize how many of what would have been ancestors, lie in graves along that trail I will still search for the read that contains dialogue from the people who were uprooted, but this book is very descriptive. Locations are well documented, if you are researching where an ancestor may have been buried along the trail.
This book proved very useful for some research I needed to do. It compiles some official government reports as well as diary and journal entries, along with interesting narrative to provide background for those documents. Saved me a lot of hunting around for individual documents online. One person found this helpful. Great for Cherokee history research. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. I found the information informative and enlightening. Iam proud that my maternal grandmother survived this ordeal as an infant.
Not to proud of the way their lives were of so little value to the political players of that time. Beautiful, painful, detailed account of the forced journey of the Cherokees from Georgia to a miserable land and living beyond the Mississippi. This was a very informative and interesting book to read. You will get the real stories from the people who lived it. See all 25 reviews. Most recent customer reviews. Published 1 year ago.
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Cherokee Indians -- History -- Sources. Cherokee Indians -- Government relations. Indians, Treatment of -- United States -- History -- 19th century. United States -- Politics and government -- -- Sources. Summary During the first half of the 19th century, as many as , Native Americans were relocated west of the Mississippi River from their homelands in the East. Davis to Secretary of War Lewis Cass p. Wool's appeal to the Cherokees p. Cannon's journal of a land detachment p.
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Voices from the Trail of Tears
Return to Book Page. Voices from the Trail of Tears 3. During the first half of the 19th century, as many as , Native Americans were relocated west of the Mississippi River from their homelands in the East. The best known of these forced emigrations was the Cherokee Removal of In During the first half of the 19th century, as many as , Native Americans were relocated west of the Mississippi River from their homelands in the East. In Voices from the Trail of Tears, editor Vicki Rozema re-creates this tragic period in American history by letting eyewitnesses speak for themselves.
Using newspaper articles and editorials, journal excerpts, correspondence, and official documents, she presents a comprehensive overview of the Trail of Tears--the events leading to the Indian Removal Act, the Cherokees' conflicting attitudes toward removal, life in the emigrant camps, the routes westward by land and water, the rampant deaths in camp and along the trail, the experiences of the United States military and of the missionaries and physicians attending the Cherokees, and the difficulties faced by the tribe in the West. Paperback , pages.
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Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Aug 28, Theshiney rated it did not like it. Jan 04, Amanda rated it really liked it. The author used primary sources, diaries and official documents to illustrate the complexity and the tragedy that was the Trail of Tears. I learned new things about this point in history which I always like doing. Dec 15, Marie Carmean rated it it was amazing. I have read about The Trail of Tears before, and feel that this book is an excellent follow-up to the original, but it also stands alone as it describes this awful travesty of our history.
It is well-written, easy to read, and goes into detail that the reader finds fascinating and disturbing. An important testament to the courage and long-suffering of the Cherokee people during the Removal and the tragedy it was for an Indian nation. But it also covers the points of view of those who felt the Re I have read about The Trail of Tears before, and feel that this book is an excellent follow-up to the original, but it also stands alone as it describes this awful travesty of our history.