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By Elsa L. Watters

throughout the wintry weather of 1838, 8 thousand Cherokee males, ladies and kids have been pressured by way of usa executive motion to desert their land and houses within the Southeast and flow west of the Mississippi River. 1/2 them died of publicity, disorder or coincidence in this notorious march to exile.

Pure greed lay in the back of this motion – the need of white settlers in Georgia and the opposite Southeast states to grab Cherokee estate for themselves. The outrage used to be compounded by way of the brutality which observed it.

Within this framework of historic truth, Elsa L. Watters weaves the tale of Tsika, a tender Cherokee girl. the story of Tsika’s braveness within the face of cruelty and injustice is a triumph of the human spirit.

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