Forced Removal: Causes and Effects of the Trail of Tears

Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Trail of Tears
On this day in 1838, the first group of Cherokee were forced to walk to Oklahoma from their homelands. Learn more about the Trail of Tears.

American Indians and white Americans had been living near each other for hundreds of years. But in 1830 the U.S. government forced Indians from their homes in the East. Many would die on their journey west, which became known as the Trail of Tears. How would it affect their lives and change the United States?

Author Schwartz, Heather E.
Pages 32 pages
Genre Nonfiction
Reading level 3-4
Interest level 3-6
Guided reading V
Lexile 830L