The Trail of Tears: Cherokee Legacy
Series/Documentary | English | 1 season (5 episodes). Each episode is approximately 25 minutes
Trail of Tears: Cherokee Legacy (first two episodes) examines the horrendous effects of the Indian Removal Act of 1830 that was passed by Congress and signed by President Andrew Jackson. The Act forced thousands of Native American tribes residing in the Southeastern United States to trek by foot 800 miles to the Oklahoma region. Without adequate supplies or warm clothing, many Native Americans died on this journey. Historians called this journey, the Trail of Tears.
Why Stream This Film?
- American Indian Film Festival: Winner, Best Feature Documentary
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THE TRAIL of TEARS: CHEROKEE LEGACY offers no ease into the story of the 1838 forced removal of Cherokees from their southeastern homes to what is now Oklahoma. Steve Heape and Chip Richie tell the story from the displaced people’s point of view in this enraging, moving and very necessary film.
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