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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:
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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 Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 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 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 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 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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