BEFORE THE TRAIL OF TEARS - "THE REST OF THE STORY
The American Indians who were forced to walk on the Trail of Tears in the 1830’s can trace their roots back 25,000 years ago to the time when their ancestors were nomads in Siberia. Over time they moved south into all of North, Central, and South America.
They were an independent and proud people. Some who had highly developed civilizations, became victims of invaders whose weapons were more advanced. The invaders found ways to enslave, evict, or even eradicate them.
Their story is far from unique in the history of mankind but the telling of their struggles to keep their homelands is a way to acknowledge that they were a noble and worthy people who in many cases were more honest and honorable than the invaders.
They were not only overpowered by the superior weapons of European invaders but overpowered by European diseases that killed about half of their people and reduced their population.
This book takes you on a journey through the past to learn the true story of where they came from and how and why they were evicted from their homeland