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"Trail of Tears"...

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September 22, 1838

NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Washington City, Sept. 22, 1838  Inside has: "Cherokee Emigration" which includes: "...a second detachment of Cherokees set out for the west on last Sunday. The emigration will now go on rapidly. In a few weeks the whole Cherokee nation east will be on their way to the west..." with more. This was part of the "Trail of Tears" movement, the relocation of Native Americans including Cherokee, Creek, Seminole & Choctaw nations from their homelands to the Indian Territory (Oklahoma). Estimates are that 4000 of the 15,000 relocated Cherokees died on route.
Other articles include: "The French Pirates" "The Indian" and "An Act to Grant pre-emption Rights to Settlers on the Public Lands" signed in type: M.Van Buren and another similar signed by: Andrew Jackson from 8 years previous.
Sixteen pages, 8 1/2 by 12 inches, lite scattered foxing and some small dampstaining in the margins, otherwise in very good condition.

This newspaper began in 1811 and was a prime source for national political news of the first half of the 19th century. As noted in Wikipedia it: "...(was) one of the most widely-circulated magazines in the United States...Devoted primarily to politics...considered an important source for the history of the period."

Category: Pre-Civil War

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