Unformatted text preview: had to sleep in the wagon and on the ground without fire in the freezing temperatures during the winter time when they faced sleet and snow storm, after November the 17 th . They died because of pneumonia and were buried in shallow graves by the roadside. Survivors were treated brutally by teamsters. When he wrote this story in 1890, he said that young people of his time cannot fully understand the crime against Cherokees because the truth was concealed from them; those young people didn’t know that they were living on lands that were taken from Native American. However, he knew that future generations will read and condemn the act....
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- Spring '10
- Native Americans in the United States, Muscogee, John G. Burnett