Trail of Tears: The Rise and Fall of the Cherokee Nation

By: Ehle, John

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A very nice copy. 1989 Trade Paperback. 424 pp. 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.

Title: Trail of Tears: The Rise and Fall of the Cherokee Nation

Author: Ehle, John

Categories: Native American Studies, Americana,

Edition: Reprint

Publisher: Anchor Books / Doubleday: 1989

ISBN Number: 0385239548

ISBN Number 13: 9780385239547

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Near Fine

Seller ID: 2271923

Keywords: JOHN EHLE TRAIL OF TEARS RISE FALL OF CHEROKEE NATION NATIVE AMERICAN STUDIES AMERICAN HISTORY INDIANS AMERICANA,