The Trail of Tears
Joseph Bruchac (Author)
DescriptionIt is October 1, 1838, and John Ross, the chief of the great Cherokee Nation, is looking at his home for the last time. He and his people are about to begin the long march west. Today is their first day on the Trail of Tears. This captivating true story of the Cherokee Indians, forced to leave their land and travel 1,200 miles to Oklahoma, and their survival against all odds, is set against the backdrop of American history at its most dramatic. With bright, unique illustrations and clear, moving text, this epic story of friendship, war, hope, and betrayal will appeal to both boys and girls interested in learning more about our Native American heritage.
Random House Books for Young Readers
September 21, 1999
6.04 X 0.14 X 9.0 inches | 0.22 pounds
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About the Author
Joseph Bruchac is a highly acclaimed children's book author, poet, novelist, and storyteller, as well as a scholar of Native American culture. He is the coauthor of the bestselling Keepers of the Earth series with Michael Caduto. Bruchac's poems, articles, and stories have appeared in hundreds of publications from Akwesasne Notes and American Poetry Review to National Geographic and Parabola. He has authored many books for adults and children including Code Talker: A Novel about the Navajo Marines of World War Two, Skeleton Man, and The Heart of a Chief.