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Native Americans: Trail of Tears

Learn more about the Cherokee Indians, Oklahoma reservations, and historical references for the Trail of Tears and the westward movement. Includes maps, timelines, photographs, and videos. There are links to eThemes resource on Native American culture.


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This Web Guide includes links to resources such as: maps, exhibitions, and other documents. It also includes a bibliography and a suggested reading list.
Students can read about Andrew Jackson and his dealings with Native Americans.
Read about John Ross and the 1830 Indian Removal Act.
A timeline with historical descriptions of the Cherokee Indians. NOTE: The site includes ads.
This site includes information on the culture of the Cherokee Nation including their language, art, and food.
Information and pictures of the history of the Trail of Tears. NOTE: The site includes ads.
Learn about the Trail of Tears State Park in Missouri.
Information on the Indian removal between 1814 -1858. Cherokee information located half way through the text. What other Indian nations voluntarily moved along with the Cherokee?
A short introduction with a link to the letter protesting the Treaty of New Etocha by the Cherokees. Includes a teacher's guide link.
Students can watch a seven-minute video clip of the documentary "Trail of Tears: Cherokee Legacy." NOTE: The site includes ads.
Watch a video clip of Walker Calhoun singing about the Trail of Tears.
Scroll to a table of contents for lesson plan ideas.
Scroll down to find the treaties between the Cherokee and the United States.
This site includes an animated video about the forced removal of the the Native American tribes of the southeastern United States from their lands including the Cherokee, Creek, Seminoles, and others. NOTE: This site requires a subscription fee.
Learn more about the cultures of various Native American tribes. Some sites emphasize that these are "live" cultures because there are more than a million American Indians living today. Watch videos of a powwow, read biographies of famous Native Americans, and view paintings and photographs. Includes population statistics on the largest tribes and information about the controversy over the use of Native Americans as school mascots.

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