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The Trail of Tears

Richie, Chip
The Trail of Tears: Cherokee legacy

Documents the forced removal in 1838 of the Cherokee Nation from the southeastern United States to Oklahoma. Shows the suffering endured by the Cherokees as they lost their land and the difficult conditions they endured on the trail. Describes how thousands of Cherokees died during the Trail of Tears, nearly a quarter of the nation, including most of their children and elders.


Rich-Heape Films, Inc. in association with the Cherokee Nation and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians ; director, Chip Richie ; producers, Chip Richie & Steven R. Heape ; writer, Daniel Blake Smith.

Widescreen format.

Narrator, James Earl Jones ; host, Wes Studi ; celebrity voices, James Garner, Crystal Gayle, John Buttrum, Douglas Wilder.


Closed-captioned. Primarily in English; some segments in Native American language with English subtitles.

Director of photography, Bob Tullier ; editor, Michael Losurdo, Jr. ; score, James Neel ; music contributed by Walela.
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