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The Resource The Trail of Tears across Missouri, Joan Gilbert

The Trail of Tears across Missouri, Joan Gilbert

Label
The Trail of Tears across Missouri
Title
The Trail of Tears across Missouri
Statement of responsibility
Joan Gilbert
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"As settlers moved beyond the eastern seaboard during the early nineteenth century, the government forced thousands of American Indians from their ancestral lands. The Cherokees, the largest and most important tribe in the Southeast, fought exile with a combination of passive resistance and national publicity for their plight. Because they had successfully resisted the government's efforts to move them from their homeland, their removal was particularly brutal when it finally came. The Trail of Tears across Missouri is a moving account of the 1837-1838 removal of the Cherokees from the southeastern United States to Indian Territory (now Oklahoma). After providing an overview of the Cherokees' life in the Southeast and of the events leading up to their exile, Joan Gilbert traces the mass exodus state by state from Tennessee to Arkansas. Successive chapters highlight the experiences and the hardships endured by those forced to travel with inadequate supplies of food, clothing, and transportation. It is estimated that four thousand Cherokees, nearly a quarter of the tribe, died. In bringing the grim realities of the forced march to life, Gilbert draws from such primary sources as letters, newspaper stories, and the writings of missionaries, guides, and doctors who accompanied them. She focuses on the Cherokees' experiences as they passed through Missouri, using the journals of Dr. W. I. I. Morrow and guide B. B. Cannon. In addition to chronicling the removal of the Cherokees, Gilbert also brings the story up to date by describing how the nation lives today and how the Trail of Tears has been commemorated."--Publishers website
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DLC
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Gilbert, Joan
Dewey number
973/.04975
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E99.C5
LC item number
G33 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
University of Missouri Press
Series statement
Missouri heritage readers
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Trail of Tears, 1838-1839
  • Cherokee Indians
  • Cherokee Indians
  • Readers for new literates
  • Missouri
Label
The Trail of Tears across Missouri, Joan Gilbert
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 111-113) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Cherokee home in the East -- Countdown to removal -- Forced removal begins -- The Trail of Tears -- Crossing Missouri -- Arkansas and beyond -- Founding a new home -- Preserving Cherokee history -- Commemorating the Trail of Tears -- Missouri sites on the Trail of Tears
Control code
34243366
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 122 pages
Isbn
9780826210630
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
96010232
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Label
The Trail of Tears across Missouri, Joan Gilbert
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 111-113) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Cherokee home in the East -- Countdown to removal -- Forced removal begins -- The Trail of Tears -- Crossing Missouri -- Arkansas and beyond -- Founding a new home -- Preserving Cherokee history -- Commemorating the Trail of Tears -- Missouri sites on the Trail of Tears
Control code
34243366
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 122 pages
Isbn
9780826210630
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
96010232
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map

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