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One of the many ironies of U.S. government policy toward Indians in the early 1800s is that it persisted in removing to the West those who had most successfully adapted to European values. As whites encroached on Cherokee land, many Native leaders responded by educating their children, learning English, and developing plantations. Such a leader was Ridge, who had fought with Andrew Jackson against the British. As he and other Cherokee leaders grappled with the issue of moving, the land-hungry Georgia legislatiors, with the aid of Jackson, succeeded in ousting the Cherokee from their land, forcing them to make the arduous journey West on the infamous "Trail of Tears." Popular history for public libraries. Mary B. Davis, Museum of American Indian Lib., New York
Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
The fascinating portrayal of the Cherokee nation, filled with Native American legend, lore, and religion -- a gripping American drama of power, politics, betrayal, and ambition.
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This was my first introduction to the history of the Cherokees. Unlike other reviewers, I can't judge the accuracy of the history. Read morePublished on June 1 2004 by Tin Man
This book is great if you're looking for answers to your heritage or just more interested in the Cherokee lifestyle. Read morePublished on June 10 2002 by Tasheena Desaderro
Ehle's has a unique, fast paced, style of laying out the facts. This is an intense, no holds barred look at the end of the Cherokee Nation, most of which existed in present-day... Read morePublished on Oct. 23 2000 by Randall L. Golden
This is a great book to read to learn about a part of history that is rarely talked about.This book is filled with facts but reads like a novel. Read morePublished on Aug. 3 2000
John Ehle, a native son of North Carolina, has dedicated most of his life toward using his pen to bring to life the rich history of his birthstate. Read morePublished on Jan. 21 2000
This book was a big let down. Like other reviews have said, he focus almost entirely on the Ridge family and is very biased toward them. Read morePublished on Dec 21 1999
This book was a big let down. Like other reviews have said, he focus almost entirely on the Ridge family and is very biased toward them. Read morePublished on Dec 1 1999 by Brian
If you want to read a much more unbiased and factually correct version of this story, please read
Cherokee Tragedy : The Ridge Family and the Decimation of a People... Read more