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Trail of Tears

(1988)
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A sixth-generation North Carolinian, highly-acclaimed author John Ehle grew up on former Cherokee hunting grounds. His experience as an accomplished novelist, combined with his extensive, meticulous research, culminates in this moving tragedy rich with historical detail.

The Cherokee are a proud, ancient civilization. For hundreds of years they believed themselves to be the "Principle People" residing at the center of the earth. But by the 18th century, some of their leaders believed it was necessary to adapt to European ways in order to survive. Those chiefs sealed the fate of their tribes in 1875 when they signed a treaty relinquishing their land east of the Mississippi in return for promises of wealth and better land. The U.S. government used the treaty to justify the eviction of the Cherokee nation in an exodus that the Cherokee will forever remember as the "trail where they cried". John McDonough narrates with thoughtful gravity. The heroism and nobility of the Cherokee shine through this intricate story of American politics, ambition, and greed.



Used availability for John Ehle's Trail of Tears

Hardback Editions

September 1988 : USA Hardback
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Title: Trail of Tears: The Rise and Fall of the Cherokee Nation
Author(s): John Ehle
ISBN: 0-385-23953-X / 978-0-385-23953-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Anchor Books
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Paperback Editions

September 1997 : USA Paperback
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Title: Trail of Tears: The Rise and Fall of the Cherokee Nation
Author(s): John Ehle
ISBN: 0-385-23954-8 / 978-0-385-23954-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group
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Audio Editions

June 2011 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Trail of Tears: The Rise and Fall of the Cherokee Nation
Author(s): John Ehle
Publisher: Recorded Books
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June 2011 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Trail of Tears: The Rise and Fall of the Cherokee Nation
Author(s): John Ehle
Publisher: Recorded Books
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June 2011 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Trail of Tears: The Rise and Fall of the Cherokee Nation
Author(s): John Ehle
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon CA   


June 2011 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Trail of Tears: The Rise and Fall of the Cherokee Nation
Author(s): John Ehle
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

June 2011 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Trail of Tears: The Rise and Fall of the Cherokee Nation
Author(s): John Ehle
Publisher: Anchor
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA