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Trail of Tears - The Rise and Fall of the Cherokee Nation

John Ehle

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Genres:

History

Description:

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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

John McDonough

Length:

19h 13m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:17


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

01:32:27


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

45:56


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

15:11


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

36:57


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

01:20:15


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

50:05


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

29:36


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

01:25:44


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

46:25


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

57:23


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

49:36


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

24:12


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

48:15


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

25:50


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

56:07


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

17:02


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

42:29


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

40:17


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

01:30:33


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

01:13:08


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

43:09


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

01:06:25


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

33:56


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

01:51