The "Trail of Tears" Times

A News Outlet for History Buffs

The Basics from Wikipedia...Don't use this as a scholarly source!

The Trail of Tears was a series of forced relocations of Indian nations in the United States following the Indian Removal Act of 1830. The relocated people suffered from exposure, disease, and starvation while on route, and more than ten thousand died before reaching their various destinations. The removal included members of the Cherokee, Muscogee, Seminole, Chickasaw, and Choctaw nations, from their ancestral homelands in the Southeastern United States to an area west of the Mississippi River that had been designated as Native Territory. The phrase "Trail of Tears" originated from a description of the removal of the Cherokee Nation in 1838.

Worcester v. Georgia

Videos about Worcester v. Georgia (pronounced "Wooster" even though the guy in the video doesn't pronounce it that way.)


Worcester v. Georgia


Worcester v. Georgia, Part II

Videos

I found several videos you might be interested in viewing at some point. Some of them are fairly long. One was created by a student, but I think they all are useful. You certainly don't have to watch. I just wanted to give you an idea of what is available. Enjoy if you choose to watch!
Trail of Tears National Historic Trail
Andrew Jackson - Good Evil & The Presidency - PBS Documentary
Andrew Jackson - History Channel
Trail Of Tears Short Documentary