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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (77 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Michael D. Green, Theda Perdue Narrator: George K. Wilson Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Penguin Library of American Indian History Release Date: July 2007 ISBN: 9781428198784
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Acclaimed historians Theda Perdue and Michael D. Green paint a moving portrait of the infamous Trail of Tears. Despite protests from statesmen like Davy Crockett, Daniel Webster, and Henry Clay, a dubious 1838 treaty drives 17,000 mostly Christian Cherokee from their lush Appalachian homeland to barren plains beyond the Mississippi. For 4,000, this brutal forced march leads only to their death. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “With a rich sense of Cherokee culture and history…the authors…recount a human story, not only tragic but also unbelievably heroic.”

    Los Angeles Times

  • “George Wilson offers an able reading, capturing the tone of the book. He offers hints of accents when quoting first-person passages, which serve as quotation marks for the ear. Further, his variation of volume and pace keeps listeners engaged during lengthy narrative passages.” 

    AudioFile

  • “An illuminating history, devoted to an often overlooked and long-suffering people.” 

    Kirkus Reviews

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gordon Jones | 11/13/2013

    " This book reminds me of nazi's and what they did to the Jews... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tammy | 9/21/2013

    " Brief historical coverage of the Cherokee Indians and their forced relocation to Oklahoma from multiple states over a period of years. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Katie | 7/6/2013

    " I felt this book was poorly written, i felt like it just went on and on and on etc. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Judy | 6/26/2013

    " We just don't learn enough in our US history classes. The prose was a bit sluggish at times, but I found it readable and worth reading. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gwen | 6/5/2013

    " Good quick history. But I really want a history covering a longer time period, especially including Sequoyah. Well have to look for one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paul Burrows | 11/26/2012

    " good intro to the human consequences of the trail of tears .... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marty | 11/4/2012

    " very good telling of the cherokee nation history from the birth of the nation too 1840. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dianna | 6/10/2012

    " This was a book about the history of the removal of the Cherokee Nation from their homelands in the southeast to Oklahoma. I just found out I have Cherokee ancestry and I have always had an affinity for anything Native American. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sharon | 3/15/2012

    " Um.. I don't read non-fiction books very often, but this was kind of boring. Too BLABBY. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elizabeth | 3/5/2012

    " I really enjoyed this book and learned a lot about the Native Americans and history in general. It was a little slow at times, but very informative. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steve Davis | 2/6/2012

    " An eye-opening story of our forefathers' treatment of the Indian nation. A must read "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jo | 8/5/2011

    " A good history of the events leading up to the trail of tears and the consequences of the upheaval. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Myke | 4/2/2011

    " The subject matter is meticulously researched and documented. Absolutely necessary to give an accurate historical depiction of any event. Lets you understand that lots and lots of smaller events pile up and the result in a more overt outcome. Sad stuff. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gordon | 3/21/2011

    " This book reminds me of nazi's and what they did to the Jews... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marty | 1/20/2011

    " very good telling of the cherokee nation history from the birth of the nation too 1840. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steve | 12/9/2010

    " An eye-opening story of our forefathers' treatment of the Indian nation. A must read "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jo | 8/26/2009

    " A good history of the events leading up to the trail of tears and the consequences of the upheaval. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Myke | 1/16/2009

    " The subject matter is meticulously researched and documented. Absolutely necessary to give an accurate historical depiction of any event. Lets you understand that lots and lots of smaller events pile up and the result in a more overt outcome. Sad stuff. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Katie | 9/19/2008

    " I felt this book was poorly written, i felt like it just went on and on and on etc. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elizabeth | 4/8/2008

    " I really enjoyed this book and learned a lot about the Native Americans and history in general. It was a little slow at times, but very informative. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 polarjelly | 4/1/2008

    " Um.. I don't read non-fiction books very often, but this was kind of boring. Too BLABBY. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dianna | 1/19/2008

    " This was a book about the history of the removal of the Cherokee Nation from their homelands in the southeast to Oklahoma. I just found out I have Cherokee ancestry and I have always had an affinity for anything Native American. "

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About the Narrator

George K. Wilson is a working actor in stage, film, television, and commercials with almost one hundred audiobook narrations to his credit. He began in broadcast journalism with American Forces Radio and Television and is a graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. He had a lead role in the cult film classic Attack of the Killer Tomatoes and appeared on television’s One Life to Live, Ryan’s Hope, and The Doctors and has been heard on voice-overs for The Guiding Light and The Cosby Show, as well as many television and radio commercials.