The Trail Of Tears
  • The Trail Of Tears
  • The Trail Of Tears
ISBN: 0516236245
EAN13: 9780516236247
Language: English
Pages: 48
Dimensions: 0.5" H x 9.1" L x 8.1" W
Weight: 0.6 lbs.
Format: Library Binding
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It 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.

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   boring
I was really excited to read this book and get it with my children, but ended very disappointed. This book reads like a very boring history book and I love history! I was looking for a full-size book by the same title and I thought I read and loved by this author as a child. I could only find this step into the reading book and thought it might still be a good taste of the Trail of Tears to start my own children. Does anyone know of a better book on the same subject? Thanks ''.
 
5
   I'm Cherokee
This is a 5th grade reading book that covers the removal. No sugar coating or avoiding the main question of removal. It's like a sex question from a youth perspective. The answer is clear, factual, and truth is presented. In most cases, the winner of war writes the history books, not in this case. It is not a bashing of the Cherokees or the Federal Government... just the facts.
 
4
   fantastic
We are a homeschool family that studied for a few weeks the Trail of Tears and decided to include this book in our reading. My children want to read it as follows, 2nd grader : I think it's the second best book I ever read. I was a 5th grader and felt inside me something stirring. I know I am part of the Cherokee and I am enjoying learning about my ancestors and all they went through so that I could now live.
 
5
   Least we Forget
Part of our family heritage, so it was really interesting for our young reader. He is very aware of social issues, so that this really met his interests.
 
5
   Very Well Written and Surprisingly Objective
This was a very informative book and in so many ways instructive. The Democratic Party has been the source of so much pain for so long, first of its inception, of forcing the Cherokees off their lands, to slavery, to Jim Crow Laws, and of course to the present moment. Second, in the forcible confiscation of government weapons, we see exactly why Democrats want to infringe the Second Amendment rights of citizens. It is never for safety or for anyone's protection, it is to make sure that law-abiding citizens have no means of fighting unjust, unconstitutional laws. Third, rather than embrace victimhood and seek reparations, which would be perfectly justified by democrats-the Cherokees have embraced a fighting spirit that thrives and flourishes despite adversity. Joseph Bruchac, thank you!
 
5
   Good buy
My nine-year-old grandson is reading. It actually came with a torn front cover. Not good enough to return, but still damaged. I recommend this for anyone wanting to know more about this usually forgotten part of the US history.
 
5
   A great way to increase knowledge of history.
These step into reading books are a fantastic mix of history in a fun story. I have several and let my eight-year-old grandson pick the next one he wants. He learned so much history by reading them. He thought that this album was very sad, but liked it.
 
4
   Good brief summary story
Husband bought this book for my 9 year old daughter, as it is recommended for 7-9 year olds. It is not really geared towards 7-9 year olds. The verbage and word usage, as well as the Indian names used were somewhat advanced. My 10-year-old did well with it, though. We wished it had been clearer about the treaty of New Echota and the role it played in the removal of the Cherokee.
 
5
   Great book for kids
My 7 year old is surprised to learn at school about history and social studies. He came home and asked if we could find a book that he could read about the trail of the Tears.
 
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