UNAVAILABLE This title is no longer available from the publisher Night of the Cruel Moon: Cherokee Removal and the Trail of Tears is the disturbing historical account of the forced removal by US troops of the Cherokee from their traditional homelands in 1838. The forced march on the 800-mile route was undertaken by 13,000 men, women, and children. Many walked the distance and when they finally reached Oklahoma over 4,000 had died. This tragedy is known as the Trail of Tears. This book tells the story of the Cherokee removal from first-hand accounts and original source documents. The book contains over 30 archival photographs, maps, bibliography and index. Recommended for grades 7 to 12.