Plot & Details
Voted the Best Documentary of 2006 by the American Indian Film Institute, Chip Richie's detailed account of the events that unfolded following the implementation of Jackson's Indian Removal Act provides an unflinching look at one of the darkest chapters in American history. The year was 1938, and the Cherokee Nation was being forced to relocate to Indian Territory. During the course of that long walk, nearly a quarter of the Nation perished, including elders and young children. It was a time of unparalleled suffering, and today the Trail of Tears stands as a grim reminder of the tragedy that can unfold when greed takes precedence over humanity, and ignorance wins out over compassion.