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Trail of Tears

A Captivating Guide to the Forced Removals of Cherokee, Muscogee Creek, Seminole, Chickasaw, and Choctaw Nations
Narrated by: Duke Holm
Length: 1 hr and 46 mins
Categories: History, American
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Summary

Explore the cruel history of the Trail of Tears.

One of the darkest and cruelest chapters in the history of the United States occurred when the nation’s young government decided to remove the native peoples from their lands in the name of profit.

Having helped settlers for hundreds of years, five Native American tribes found it increasingly more difficult to relate to, and trust, the country that had once acted as their allies. The native peoples had fought alongside the Americans to gain freedom from England, the nation that the colonists deemed oppressive and unfair. The native peoples acted as benefactors and teachers to help the colonists gain an advantage against an army that was far superior to the small forces that the colonists could muster. The new country owed a lot of its existence to the native peoples, yet the settlers, who were of European descent, did not see it that way.

The following topics will be covered in this audiobook:   

  • The early relationship
  • The growth of Manifest Destiny
  • The discovery of gold and the Indian Removal Act
  • Peaceful protests and a push for recognition
  • The people versus the president
  • The militia force removal
  • The trail of tears
  • Stories of pain, loss, and love
  • Making a new home
  • And a great deal more you don't want to miss out on!

Get the audiobook now to learn more about the Trail of Tears!

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Insightful Book on trail of tears.

I found it very perceptive book representative the atrocities the whites inflicted to the Native Peoples. The authors didn't pull a punches. They told it like it was. Good read.

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Very well written, good book.

This book is truly informative on the events that led up to the forced removal of the Cherokee. It tells all about muscogee creek, seminole, chickasaw, and choctaw nations. I only wish there had been more accounts of the forced March by Cherokee people who experienced it and/or their descendents.

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Good source of information

I am happy to have been able to purchase it again. I plan to keep this as a reference because I am part Cherokee on my father's side of the family. It is good to find some truly credible information about the Cherokee Nation.

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I would recommend it

it was hard to see how badly the US treated the Indian Nations-those who had been living in the Americas for centuries. From my own studies I know the book to be factual and honest. I would recommend it to schools and libraries everywhere.

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Very enlightening and shocking

This is a very informative book with a great deal of information. I would recommend this book to anyone interested in learning about the Cherokee people and the Trail of Tears.

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very interesting

If you Love history as i do i would recommend purchasing this book and a video " Trail Of Tears". very interesting brings you of how and why.

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It's all about the true history!

I never really knew the story of what happened to the Indians. They just wanted to live and it was taken from them for no real reason. Just got about the journey was heart wrenching.

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Nice

if you are interested about the life and trials of our Indians who actually owned this land which we call the United States before the pilgrims came and then others and wrested their lands from them and sent them West where the land that was furnished to them was dry and rocky and you couldn't raise a flag on it.

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  • Zinjanthropus
  • 09-06-19

Opinions, not unwarranted, overwhelming

I learned a few things, but the book was largely a commentary more than a historical telling. I didn’t want to be bored by extensive references but a few would have been nice. The reader was good, overall, though some significant errors could have been easily avoided, e.g., the mispronunciation of Tahlequah, the capital of the modern day Cherokee Nation. Overall, I don’t recommend this book.

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  • shortforu
  • 03-06-19

Story is needed but too didactic

While this brief overview of the forced removals of native peoples is needed, it is far too didactic. It rings like a 6th grade social studies lesson. The horrific facts speak for themselves. There is no need to continually add commentary of a "teaching" nature. I agree with what is being said, but it puts the production too much in teacher mode.

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  • Jessie Richardson
  • 11-05-19

very informative

loved it! I've gained a whole new understanding of the struggle forced on Native Americans.

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  • Albert Martinez
  • 17-04-19

One Problem ...

Wish it was longer. Very informative and truly saddening to hear, I would definitely recommend this book.

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  • endures jacob
  • 03-06-18

. I came away from the book

The only book about the Cherokee that touched my heart more was WALKING THE TRAIL/ONE MAN'S JOURNEY ALONG THE CHEROKEE TRAIL OF TEARS.

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  • Silver love
  • 03-06-18

amazing book

The author also does a good job of not presupposing prior knowledge of the Indian removals and the Trail of Tears. I thought that he could have expanded in some areas and shrunk in others. Overall, this was a very informative work.

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  • Lisa marry
  • 03-06-18

This book answered all questions

Government at that time..& still is hurting the Native Americans and even their Other citizens of this country...I pray that something will change... but change has to come from the citizens & natives of this country before anything can happen...I pray soon before it's too late.

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  • Hanna Macleod
  • 01-06-18

The history is different than reality,

It is like a documentary, and some parts are boring but in general it’s a great audible to listen. The story behind all the facts is very sad. I had been to Cherokee and saw the play The Trail of Tears so I just thought I would enjoy the book.

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  • Gail Bishop
  • 31-05-18

History is my favorite topic.

Sad history, as Americans we did the Indians very wrong. They are now getting even with white people in the casinos!

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  • Aryeh Madina
  • 31-05-18

The book shows great history.

Somewhere in Tennessee I read this line "The Start of the Trail of Tears." I made mind that I will had to read this book to find the history of the United States and the Native Americans. Sad!