The Trail of Tears and the Forced Relocation of the Cherokee Nation

Follow along the Trail of Tears with the Cherokee as they were forced from their ancestral lands in the southeast United States beginning in 1835. This teaching unit from the National Park Service, designed for students in grades 5-12, includes photos, maps, and primary source readings along with questions and activities geared toward developing higher-level thinking skills. Historical context is provided as well as extensive references.

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