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  • ISBN: 0439121973
  • Physical Description: 203 p. : ill., col map ; 20 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : Scholastic Inc., 2001.

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Summary, etc.: Jesse Smoke, a sixteen-year-old Cherokee, begins a journal in 1837 to record stories of his people and their difficulties as they face removal along the Trail of Tears. Includes a historical note giving details of the removal.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Monthly Selections - #1 July 2001
    Gr. 5-8. Sixteen-year-old Jesse Smoke records the events leading up to the Trail of Tears as well as the excruciating journey west in this diary-format novel that comes alive with details of everyday life and of Cherokee spirituality and world view. Bruchac integrates a Cherokee creation story, the political issues surrounding the forced removal, and tribal practices into this compelling story about a young adult's struggle to understand what is happening to his people and their way of life: "At the end of each day I see how my mother stands, her eyes on the setting sun. That direction, the direction of the Darkening Land, is the way the whites wish us to go. It is also, in our old beliefs, the direction of death." Concluding historical notes summarize the issues and provide background information, enhanced with black-and-white photos. Bruchac demonstrates his extensive knowledge of the Cherokee people in this outstanding addition to the My Name Is America series. ((Reviewed July 2001))Copyright 2001 Booklist Reviews

Subject: Diaries Fiction
Indians of North America Southern States History Fiction
Cherokee Indians History Fiction
Trail of Tears, 1838-1839 Fiction
Cherokee Indians History Juvenile fiction
Trail of Tears, 1838-1839 Juvenile fiction
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