TRAIL OF TEARS - CHEROKEE LEGACY PT 1

RUNTIME:

53 Minutes

This part one of a two part, two hour documentary that explores one of the great historical tragedies of America's aboriginal people. In 1830, eager to gain access to lands inhabited by Native Americans, President Andrew Jackson enacted the Indian Removal Act which forced the Cherokee Nation to leave their homeland and relocate into unchartered territory. Many of these forced settlers suffered from exposure, disease and starvation. Upon arriving in Indian Territory, they arrived with no past and no future.