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Name:Date:School:Facilitator:5.11 Visualizing the Trail of TearsTotal Points: 25Using the map below and your knowledge of the lesson, please answer each question incomplete sentences.1.One of the largest groups of Cherokee left Tennessee in the late fall of 1838 using the far-northern route and arrived in Indian Territory by March of 1839. This was a land route.Based on the evidence from the map, list three challenges you think they may have facedwhile making a land journey on foot.
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2.Find the water route on the map. What rivers does it follow? What advantages do youthink the water route may have had over the land route? How might it have been moredifficult than traveling over land?Write your response below:3.If you were part of a Cherokee group with the choice of traveling by the land or waterroute, which would you want to travel? Why?Write your response below:In the 1830s, the Cherokee were divided on the issue of adopting aspects of white,European-American culture or trying to maintain an indigenous culture and identity. Readand review the excerpts below and answer the questions.Chief Womankiller Passage. 1829.On motion of Choonnagkee of Chickamauga District, an old law, making death the penaltyfor selling any lands in treaty, without the authority of the nation, was committed towriting. The bill was adopted. Womankiller, of Hickory Log District, who is probably morethan eighty years of age, rose and spoke substantially as follows in reference to the bill:My Children,Permit me to call you so as I am an old man, and has lived a long time, watching thewell being of this Nation. I love your lives, and wish our people to increase on theland of our fathers. The bill before you is to punish wicked men, who may arise tocede away our country contrary to the consent of the Council. It is a good law -- itwill not kill the innocent but the guilty. I feel the importance of the subject, and amglad the law has been suggested.My companions, men of renown, in Council, who now sleep in the dust, spoke thesame language, and I now stand on the verge of the grave to bear witness to their

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Spring
Professor
Mr. Davenport
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Government, Chief John Ross

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