Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Trail of Tears Assignment

http://www.pbs.org/indiancountry/history/interactive_map.html
http://www.pbs.org/indiancountry/history/assimilation.html

http://www.pbs.org/indiancountry/history/trail.html


Visit the link above and answer the questions below:

How many Cherokees were forcefully removed from their homes in 1838.

How many soldiers were used to round up the Cherokees before they were removed?

Before they were removed, they were placed in stockades. What is a stockade?

What diseases did many Cherokee succumb to before being removed?

How many died in the "camps"?

List the states the Cherokees had to cross to reach their final destination.

How many miles were the Cherokees forced to walk to their final destination?

Briefly describe some of the hardships encountered along the way?

When did the last group of Cherokees reach Oklahoma?

In total, how many Cherokees died along the Trail of Tears?

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