The Cherokee, having been evicted from their tribal lands in 1830, were relocated to northeastern Oklahoma by armed force. As many as 4000 died during the 116 days of the journey.
Editors. "Trail of Tears". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2010
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