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Trail of Tears, 1838-1839.

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Diary of a Disbursing Agent

Identifier: MS-3879

A handwritten diary, written between 1834 and 1838, by a Disbursing Agent for the removal of the Cherokee Indians from the southeastern United States. The diary follows the author's travels through the southeast in the time leading up to the removal and documents their work and interactions with the Cherokee people.

Dates: 1834-1838

James C. Simpson Letter

Identifier: MS-1950

In this letter, horse trader James C. Simpson describes the business trip he is on to his wife, Polly (1798-1856), and discusses the removal of the Cherokee Indians from Tennessee.

Dates: 1838 June 4

The Cherokee Trail of Tears

Identifier: MS-0087

This collection consists of a 237 page carbon-copy manuscript. The author introduces the manuscript as a history for general audiences.

Dates: undated