The Long Journey: Historical Fiction

journeyebookThe Long Journey is Christian historical fiction and the first novel in An American Journey series.

In 1830, President Andrew Jackson signed the Indian Removal Act into law authorizing the removal of southern tribes to Indian Territory in the west. In 1838, the Trail of Tears occur when the remaining people are forcibly removed and marched a thousand plus miles on foot.

George Massey, a twenty year old Cherokee, finds himself being force-marched to Indian Territory during the winter of 1838. Eventually, he gets lost in the Kentucky woods and finds a family who takes him in. The novel follows his adventures as he travels west and gets involved in all sorts of historical events from the 1840’s to 1850’s.

 

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Want to learn more about the historical events depicted in the novel? Then please check out these links:The Cherokee Nation website

The Trail of Tears on History.com

The First Emigrant Train to California (PDF) by John Bidwell

The Bidwell-Bartleson Emigrant Party on The California GenWeb Project’s website

The Emigrant Parties to California 1841-1846 (PDF)

Mexican-American War on History.com

Bear Flag Revolt/Republic on History.com

The Gold Rush of 1849 on History.com

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