Why Did Cherokees Move West?
And Other Questions about the Trail of Tears
From the Series Six Questions of American History
On May 26, 1838, U.S. soldiers surrounded Cherokee villages across Georgia. The soldiers came to force Cherokee families to move to a new territory in Oklahoma. The Cherokees had little time to gather their belongings before being herded into camps. From there, 13,000 were forced on the thousand-mile journey to Oklahoma. They had little food and no shelter from the weather. Many—especially children—grew sick and died. The forced march became known as nunna-dual-tsuny—the Trail of Tears.
|Interest Level||Grade 4 - Grade 6|
|Reading Level||Grade 5|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Lerner Publications ™, LernerClassroom|
|Number of Pages||48|
|Reading Counts! Level||5.5|
|Dimensions||7 x 9|
|Guided Reading Level||R|
|ATOS Reading Level||5.7|
|Accelerated Reader® Quiz||138495|
|Accelerated Reader® Points||1.0|
|Features||Awards, Bibliography/further reading, Index, Primary source quotations/images, Reviewed, Sidebars, Source notes, Table of contents, Teaching Guides, Timeline, and eSource|
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Six Questions of American History
Explore pivotal moments in US history, from colonial times to the Civil War. Discover the who, what, where, when, why, and how of important events such as the Pilgrims settling at Plymouth, Massachusetts, and Abraham Lincoln issuing the Emancipation Proclamation. Writing exercises at the View available downloads →