The Trail of Tears
By: Katherine Wittner
When? Where? Who?
How did it get the name "the trail of tears"?
How was america impacted?
how are we impacted today?
"The white man...is not satisfied with the land beyond the mountains, or the land beside the Watauga, or the land along the Nolichucky. Now he wants still more. And what we do not give him, he will take away until our whole Nation is gone from this earth...."
-- Dragging Canoe, Chickamauga Chief
son of Cherokee Chief Attakullakulla
"You say, for example, "Why do not the Indians till the ground and live as we do?" May we not ask with equal propriety, "Why do not the white people hunt and live as we do?"
-- Principal Cherokee Chief Old Tassel, November 18, 1785
Hopewell treaty discussion with the United States