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Title:
The Trail of Tears
Author:
Bruchac, Joseph, 1942-
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Random House, 1999.
Physical Description:
48 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Summary:
Recounts how the Cherokees, after fighting to keep their land in the nineteenth century, were forced to leave and travel 1200 miles to a new settlement in Oklahoma, a terrible journey known as the Trail of Tears.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
610 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 4.8 0.5 2462.

Reading Counts RC 3-5 4.3 3 Quiz: 22384 Guided reading level: P.
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ISBN:
9780679890522

9780679990529
Format :
Book

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Summary

In 1838, settlers moving west forced the great Cherokee Nation, and their chief John Ross, to leave their home land and travel 1,200 miles to Oklahoma. An epic story of friendship, war, hope, and betrayal.


Author Notes

Joseph Bruchac is a highly acclaimed children's book author, poet, novelist, and storyteller, as well as a scholar of Native American culture. He is the coauthor of the bestselling Keepers of the Earth series with Michael Caduto. Bruchac's poems, articles, and stories have appeared in hundreds of publications from Akwesasne Notes and American Poetry Review to National Geographic and Parabola . He has authored many books for adults and children including Code Talker: A Novel about the Navajo Marines of World War Two , Skeleton Man , and The Heart of a Chief .


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Booklist Review

Gr. 2^-4. Part of the Step into Reading series, this is a history of how the Cherokees were robbed of their homes and removed from their land to make room for white settlers. Bruchac focuses on the Trail of Tears, the bitter 1,200-mile forced journey from Georgia to Oklahoma in 1838-39 during which thousands died. He sets that march within a wider, quite detailed narrative of the Cherokee nation's struggle and resistance. Magnuson's colorful pictures, packed with people and action, are a little bright for the subject, but strong new readers will find that nonfiction can tell a powerful story. --Hazel Rochman


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