American Experience

What Was the Trail of Tears?

Clip: Season 21 Episode 7 | 1m 1s Video has closed captioning.

In 1838, the Cherokee nation is forced to walk more than 1000 miles from Georgia to the Indian Territory (present-day Oklahoma). The Trail of Tears march caused the death of more than 4,000 Cherokee people.

Aired: 04/26/09

Rating: NR

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