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Footsteps of the Cherokees: A Guide to the Eastern Homelands of the Cherokee Nation

UNCP Author/Contributor (non-UNCP co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
David Young, Catalog Librarian (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Pembroke (UNCP )
Web Site: http://www.uncp.edu/academics/library

Abstract: Like most Native American tribes in American history, the Cherokee Indians attempted to co-exist with settlers moving westward. Through a series of land treaties; however, the Cherokee soon found themselves having to cede sizable portions of their territory and were forced to participate in a forced march called the Trail of Tears where many of them died because of inclement weather and starvation. Some of the historic sites along their journey are now parks and national trails for all to visit.

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Publication
North Carolina Libraries. Vol. 65 (Number 3/4) (Fall/Winter 2007), p. 90
Language: English
Date: 2007
Keywords
Cherokee Indians; North Carolina; Guidebooks; Cultural Sites; Trail of Tears; Blue Ridge Mountains