Their Determination to Remain : A Cherokee Community's Resistance to the Trail of Tears in North Carolina

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Their Determination to Remain : A Cherokee Community's Resistance to the Trail of Tears in North Carolina

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In the 1830s, the U.S. government forcibly removed 60,000 Native Americans from their ancestral homelands in the southeastern United States to so-called Indian Territory west of the Mississippi River. The relocated peoples suffered from exposure, disease and starvation while en route on what came to be known as the Trail of Tears.

In 1838, hundreds of Cherokees in the mountains of Southern Appalachia avoided the invading U.S. Army and remained in the region, including a community of about 100 Cherokees hiding in the steep mountains of North Carolina.

Publication Date

2022

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The University of Alabama Press

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Tuscaloosa

Keywords

Welch, Betty -- 1795-1885; Welch, John -- 1783-1857; Cherokee Indians -- North Carolina -- Cherokee County -- History -- 19th Century; Cherokee Indians -- North Carolina -- Cherokee County -- Government Relations -- 1789-1869; Trail of Tears, 1838-1839; Plantation Owners -- North Carolina -- Cherokee County -- Biography

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Race and Ethnicity | Regional Sociology | Social and Cultural Anthropology | United States History

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9780817393854

Their Determination to Remain : A Cherokee Community's Resistance to the Trail of Tears in North Carolina

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