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The Trail of Tears [videorecording] : Cherokee legacy / Rich-Heape Films, Inc. in association with the Cherokee Nation and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians ; director, Chip Richie ; producers, Chip Richie & Steven R. Heape ; writer, Daniel Blake Smith.

Richie, Chip. (Added Author). Heape, Steven R. (Added Author). Smith, Daniel Blake. (Added Author). Jones, James Earl. (Added Author). Studi, Wes. (Added Author). Garner, James. (Added Author). Neel, James. (Added Author). Rich-Heape Films. (Added Author). Walela (Musical group) (Added Author).

Available copies

  • 7 of 7 copies available at NC Cardinal. (Show)
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Fontana Regional Library.

Current holds

0 current holds with 7 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Albert Carlton - Cashiers Community Library DVD 973.04 T (Text) 39493106547336 Adult Video Available -
Macon County Public Library DVD 970.3 T (Text) 39493106740923 Adult Video Available -

Record details

  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (115 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Director's cut.
  • Publisher: Dallas, TX : Rich-Heape Films, ©2006.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Widescreen format.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction -- Pre-1800's -- Sequoyah/the phoenix -- Cherokee government -- Jackson's policies -- Eve of removal -- Tradgedy [i.e. tragedy] of removal -- Removal camps -- Life on the trail -- Tradgedy [i.e. tragedy] of the trail -- Aftermath.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Director of photography, Bob Tullier ; editor, Michael Losurdo, Jr. ; score, James Neel ; music contributed by Walela.
Participant or Performer Note:
Narrator, James Earl Jones ; host, Wes Studi ; celebrity voices, James Garner, Crystal Gayle, John Buttrum, Douglas Wilder.
Summary, etc.:
Documents the forced removal in 1838 of the Cherokee Nation from the southeastern United States to Oklahoma. Shows the suffering endured by the Cherokees as they lost their land and the difficult conditions they endured on the trail. Describes how thousands of Cherokees died during the Trail of Tears, nearly a quarter of the nation, including most of their children and elders.
Target Audience Note:
System Details Note:
Language Note:
Closed-captioned. Primarily in English; some segments in Native American language with English subtitles.
Subject: Trail of Tears, 1838-1839.
Cherokee Indians > History.
Cherokee Indians > Relocation.
Cherokee Indians > Government relations.
North Caroliniana.

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