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The "Trail of Tears"...

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December 01, 1838

NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Washington City, Dec. 1, 1838  Page two has an article: "The Cherokees" which includes in part: "...about 15,000 of the Indians of the Cherokee country have been removed and are at, or on their way to, their new homes in the west. Only about 300 remain...". 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.
Yet another page has: "Cherokees In North Carolina which takes over one-third of the page.
Sixteen pages, 8.25 by 12 inches, very minor foxing, nice 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, this title: "...(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