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Bruchac, Joseph

Summary: Recounts how the Cherokees, after fighting to keep their land in the nineteenth century, were forced to leave and travel 1200 miles to a new settlement in Oklahoma, a terrible journey known as the Trail of Tears.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 1999

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Beginning Readers - Independent Reader (Red), Call number: JBR RED BRU

Hicks, Brian

Summary: Relates the history of the forced relocation of the Cherokee from Georgia, Tennessee, and North Carolina to Indian territory in Oklahoma and the struggle by their principle chief, John Ross, to prevent their removal from their ancestral lands.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atlantic Monthly Press 2011

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 ROSS, JOHN HIC

Glancy, Diane.

Summary: Maritole, one of the many thousands of Cherokees who were uprooted from their homes after being betrayed by the U.S. government, struggles to survive on the forced march along the Trail of Tears, while searching to understand why this has happened to her people.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harcourt Brace 1996

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC GLA

Verble, Margaret

Summary: After the Civil War, people have gone missing in the Cherokee Nation. Check, matriarch of her family, is accustomed to wielding authority. And she's determined to find out what's going on.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Blackstone Publishing 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Audiobook on MP3 CD, Call number: MP3CD FIC VER

Smith, William Jay

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Curbstone Press 2000

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 811.54 SMI

Inskeep, Steve

Summary: Five decades after the Revolutionary War, the United States approached a constitutional crisis. At its center stood two former military comrades locked in a struggle that tested the boundaries of our fledgling democracy. One man we recognize: Andrew Jackson--war hero, populist, and exemplar of the expanding South--whose first major initiative as President instigated the massive expulsion of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Press 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.5 INS

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: 973.5 INS

Bjornlund, Lydia D.

Summary: Examines the forced removal of Cherokee Indians from their native lands to the Oklahoma Territory, their subsequent history, and the legacy of these events.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Lucent Books 2010

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 970.3 BJO

Verble, Margaret

2 holds on 4 copies

Summary: An epic novel that follows a web of complex family alliances and culture clashes in the Cherokee Nation during the aftermath of the Civil War, and the unforgettable woman at its center.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2019

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC VER

Gilbert, Joan.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: University of Missouri Press 1996

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 970.3 GIL

Sedgwick, John

Summary: A history of the nineteenth-century rivalry between Cherokee chiefs The Ridge and John Ross contends that though initially allies, they and their followers became divided on key tenets of peace talks and devastated the Cherokee Nation with division, war, and forced migrations.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon and Schuster 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 975 SED

Perdue, Theda

Summary: Historians Theda Perdue and Michael D. Green paint a portrait of the infamous Trail of Tears. Despite protests from statesmen like Davy Crockett, Daniel Webster, and Henry Clay, a dubious 1838 treaty drives 17,000 mostly Christian Cherokee from their lush Appalachian homeland to barren plains beyond the Mississippi. For 4,000, this brutal forced march leads only to their death.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2007

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 975.004 PER

Miles, Tiya

Summary: The Cherokee Rose, written by Tiya Miles, award-winning historian and recipient of a recent MacArthur "Genius Grant," explores territory reminiscent of the works of Alice Walker, Octavia Butler, and Louise Erdrich. This luminous but highly accessible work examines a little-known aspect of America's past slaveholding by Southern Creeks and Cherokees and its legacy in the lives of three young...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: John F. Blair, Publisher 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC MIL