Trail of Tears DVD
The National Park Service is proud to present Trail of Tears, produced in collaboration with the Cherokee Nation.
Trail of Tears exposes one of the darkest chapters in American history: the forced removal of the Cherokee Indians from the southeast United States to a new home in the West, and the Cherokee people's determined struggle to maintain their cultural identity.
The 23-minute DVD tells the story of the Trail of Tears and is available for free. To request one email us.
Watch this short video with Cherokee writer Shane Smith. He shares how this film came to be, while a narrator with video clips gives the viewer snippets of the Trail of Tears story (1:44 minutes).
Did You Know?
President Andrew Jackson began to aggressively implement a broad policy of Indian removal in the 1830s. This policy, combined with the discovery of gold on Cherokee land in northern Georgia in 1828, led to their removal to Indian Territory (Oklahoma) on the Trail of Tears.