The Trail of Tears: Cherokee Legacy
The Trail of Tears: Cherokee Legacy is a 2006 documentary by Rich-Heape Films. It presents the history of the forcible removal and relocation of Cherokee people from southeastern states of the United States to territories west of the Mississippi River, particularly to the Indian Territory in the future Oklahoma.
Actor Wes Studi as on camera presenterJames Earl Jones narrated the film. Other celebrities providing voices for the film include James Garner, Crystal Gayle and Wilma Mankiller. Native American and other history professors make on-camera narrative observations. The film includes speech in the Cherokee language.
- MPAA rating: none
- Running time: 115 minutes
- 2007 Silver World Medal for History, New York Film Festival
- 2008 Best Documentary, American Indian Film Festival
- Allmovie.com site for film
- The Trail of Tears: Cherokee Legacy at the Internet Movie Database
- PBS article on Indian removal
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