Rise and Fall of the Cherokee Nation by John Ehle
Review Trail of Tears The authors’ name of the book called Trail of Tears: The Rise and Fall of the Cherokee Nation is John Ell.
Trail of Tears was published in the United States by Anchor Books, a division of random house, New York and in Canada. This book was published in September 22, 1989. This book has 424 pages. John Ell is more than qualified to write on this subject. He has Wrote over seventeen books, his first book was published in 1957 so he has ever 30 years of experience to write this book.He has had books adapted into a film, The Winter People and The Journey of August King. He has 1 1 books of fiction and 6 books of non-fiction mostly involving subjects of the Civil Rights struggle, the trials of the Cherokee Nation, French wine and cheese, and Irish whiskey.
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His books are so important they have been asked to be written in 6 and more other languages. There is a lot of good feedback about this book such as Wall Street Journal’s comment, “Mr.. Lee’s powerful book peels back layer after layer of historical intricacy.Also, according to the New York Newsman, this book is “beautifully written and emotionally mature book…
A must. ” The book title is about The Trail of Tears which was the forced relocation and movement of Native Americans, including many members Of the Cherokee, Creek, Seminole, and Choctaw nations among others in the United States, from their homelands to Indian Territory in the Western United States. Many died in the relocation from diseases and starvation. This book talks more about the Cherokee nation than the Trail of Tears. He mostly alls about how the Cherokee nation was treated unfairly by the United States.Its main focus is on the Treaty Party, consisting of Ridge, his son John Ridge, and his nephews Alias Button and Stand Waite. According to the book The people: a history of native America, the Cherokee removal consisted of the Treaty Party vs.
. The Ross Party. The Ross party only consisted of John Ross which was for the anti-removal of Cherokees. John Ross was 18th Cherokee. The treaty of New Echoed was signed in 1835 (Edmunds 228. ) There are fourteen chapters in Lee’s book. This book is written more like a novel than like academic history.
This book was created in chronological order. The book was told as a story, which helped keep it interesting. There were maps of the Trail of Tears and charts of the counts of rise and falls of the Cherokee nation. The maps are very helpful if you don’t know exactly where this happened at. Also it gave you an idea Of how many deaths and births happened in that time. I think that the thesis of this book could be, “When the Cherokee woman lay down to bear a baby, she did not now that the child she was about to deliver was to be a leader, a chief among his people. Which is referring to John Ridge, the son of Major Ridge.
The author accomplishes his goal by collecting as much information as he can before he writes. For instance, Ell includes a good set of sources, such as letter, journal excerpts, military orders, and so and so forth. There are a total of 5 pages of sources. The author wasn’t overwhelmed with masses of data; he relied on a logical development of his ideas. In order for the author to write this book he must have had to do a lot of research before writing.As stated before, he has a lot of good sources. I thought the book was interesting but I wouldn’t recommend it to someone that has never heard of the Trail of Tears or the Cherokee removal.
This book is clearly for people that already have knowledge of these events. As stated before by Edmunds, I have already learned about the Cherokee removal and their parties. I really enjoyed reading about Lee’s book. It was interesting to learn more about Cherokees. I wouldn’t recommend this book to others unless they already had knowledge on the subject.In my opinion, didn’t see any grammatical errors in the book, therefore think the book was well written. I didn’t see any outstanding deficiencies or anything bias, other than not really including a whole lot of information on the Trail of Tears, which is odd because this is his title.
Other than that, he gave a pretty good objective overview over what happened. Overall, I think John Ell did a good job depicting the Cherokee nation and their struggles. He clearly stated what their struggles were, but could have added a little more detail about the Trail of Tears.