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Why Did Cherokees Move West? : And Other Questions about the Trail of Tears - Judith Pinkerton Josephson

Why Did Cherokees Move West?

And Other Questions about the Trail of Tears

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On May 26, 1838, U.S. soldiers surrounded Cherokee villages across Georgia. The soldiers came to force Cherokee families to move to a new territory in Oklahoma. The Cherokees had little time to gather their belongings before being herded into camps. From there, 13,000 were forced on the thousand-mile journey to Oklahoma. They had little food and no shelter from the weather. Many-especially children-grew sick and died. The forced march became known as nunna-dual-tsuny-the Trail of Tears.

Introductionp. 4
Before The Strangers Camep. 6
ôCivilizingö The Cherokeep. 14
A Fate Sealedp. 22
The Trail Where They Criedp. 28
A New Life in the Westp. 34
Primary Source: John Burnett's Reportp. 42
Writing Exercisep. 43
Timelinep. 44
Source Notesp. 46
Selected Bibliographyp. 46
Further Reading and Websitesp. 47
Indexp. 48
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ISBN: 9781580136686
ISBN-10: 1580136680
Series: Six Questions of American History (Hardcover)
Audience: Children
For Ages: 9 - 12 years old
For Grades: 4 - 7
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 48
Published: 1st August 2010
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.11 x 18.03  x 0.76
Weight (kg): 0.3