The Cherokees call The Trail of Tears Nunda'utsun'yi, or "The Place Where the People Cried". Jesse Smoke, his mother, and his sisters are forced to abandon their home, their land, and their possessions when they and several thousand other Cherokees are forced west on The Trail of Tears. Illustrations. - Google Books
When thousands of Cherokees were forced west by settlers in the 1830s, they named the path they followed the Trail of Tears. This powerful fictionalized journal retraces one young Native American boy's trek down that lonesome way.
Hardcover, 203 pages
Published June 1st 2001 by Scholastic Inc.
Original Title - The Journal of Jesse Smoke : A Cherokee Boy, Trail of Tears, 1838 (My Name Is America) - Good Reads