Most of you probably know at least a little about “The Trail of Tears”: The forced relocation of several Native tribes from their homelands to the Western U.S. in the mid-19th century.
I wanted to share two resources I discovered that really bring to life the story of the relocation of the Cherokee tribes in particular.
You can watch “The Trail of Tears” online by clicking here.
The second resource is the children’s book, The Trail of Tears, by Joseph Bruchac. I recently purchased an inexpensive copy from Scholastic Book Clubs. I would say it’s upper-elementary-school-level reading. I’m going to attempt to read it aloud to my kids and see what kind of discussion we can stir up on the subject. I’m always grateful for well-written, well-illustrated books like this to share with my children.
What books, movies, or other resources have helped you understand the Native American experience better?