Trail of Tears


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Trail of Tears

forced march of 18,000 Cherokees westward to Indian Territory (Oklahoma); 4,000 die of disease and exposure (winter, 1838–1839). [Am. Hist.: EB, 2: 808]
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It's more of a stretch to find some organic relationship between the workings of "Trail of Tears" as a device and the green sentiments the artist evidently wants to express thought it.
By centering his story on the relationship (read: antagonism) between Ross and Jackson, Inskeep provides his book with a clear focus and framework, though some critics lamented his hurried treatment of the Trail of Tears, and others thought he was a bit too lenient with the rapacious Jackson.
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Newmarket David Milnes Trail Of Tears (8.40 Wolverhampton, nap) Looked a non-stayer when just outpointed by Yarra Valley on her debut over 7f at tonight's venue 15 days ago.
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Driven West: Andrew Jackson and the Trail of Tears to the Civil War.
for Charles Wright Charles, I'm also a magpie collecting every scrap of song, color, & prophecy beside the river in the lonesome valley, along the Trail of Tears, switchbacks, demarcation lines & railroad tracks, over a ridge called The Devil's Backbone, winding through the double-green of Appalachia down to shady dominion & Indian summer.
Oklahoma is the location that Cherokees were forced to relocate to along a route that has come to be known as the Trail of Tears.
The mix has an aggressive stance, yes, but there's a sort of weathered vulnerability about the whole thing, with songs such as "Trail of Tears" and "Last Dance" exhibiting equal parts defiant stoicism, neither underselling nor understating the hardships of his urban landscape.
Diane Glancy's first Pushing the Bear novel (1998) starts with the Trail of Tears. "From November 1838 to March 1839," Glancy explains, "some 11,000 to 13,000 Cherokee walked 900 miles in bitter cold from the southeast to Indian Territory.