The Cherokee Nation and the Trail of Tears

  • by Theda Perdue, Michael Green
  • Narrated by George Wilson
  • 5 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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

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Great audio book

Next to Robert V. Remini's, "Andrew Jackson And His Indian Wars," this book has got to be a classic.

Essentially great American leaders, from Thomas Jefferson to Andrew Jackson, pursued policies of land acquisition from Native Americans; whether by forcing tribes to relinquish land by threats, intimidation and bribery or by forcible removal, European immigrants overspread the continent, dispossessing the natives as we went, until we became a great and a mighty nation.

The book is not always easy listening due to the heart-rending historic narrative. This side of American history, though not new in terms of the history of great empires, is a must for anyone interested in this nation's expansionist history; its pursuit of foreign affairs today which continues to seek what is perceived to be in America's material, security and prosperity interests.

I highly recommend this book. I hope audible acquires other books in the genre.
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- Steve

These are my people.

This book was a great refresher for me of the history of the Cherokee Nation.
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- Casey

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-10-2008
  • Publisher: Recorded Books