Captures the dramatic events leading up to Trail of Tears, including assassinations of key leaders, arrests of missionaries, and riots stemming from mixed-race marriages. This Cherokee saga describes a people who became "civilized" by adopting commerce, trade, literacy and even the Christianity of the whites. Their plight served as the seminal case for how the United States related to all Native Americans thereafter.

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Intermarriages, assassinations, and missionary arrests threatened Andrew Jackson with Civil War thirty years before Lincoln.

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