Westward Expansion Times

By Eloise Brown and Taylor Emerson

John Ross' wife found dead on the "Trail of Tears"

Quatie Ross, John Ross' wife, was found dead near the "Trail of Tears" wearing a shawl and a cotton dress. She and her husband were forced to leave the Native American land, but Quatie refused to leaved. She had no food, clothing other than what she wearing , or hospitality if she was sick or hurt. She had severe cold exposure and frost bite like injuries. She also had severe lung infection. Internal and external injuries indicate cause of death as pneumonia. Was she alone? Did someone kill her? Find out on your local Channel 9 News report.