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Cherokee Nation and the Trail of Tears Audiobook

Extended Audio Sample Cherokee Nation and the Trail of Tears, by Michael D.  Green, Theda Perdue Click for printable size audiobook cover
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:
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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!


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.” 


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

    Kirkus Reviews

Listener Reviews

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Review by 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 Review by 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 Review by 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 Review by 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. "

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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.