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The Long Journey

A Christian Historical Fiction Novel

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.

Where to buy:

ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1508942665

Available in paperback and eBook. Also available on OverDrive, etc.

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
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
Bear Flag Revolt/Republic on
The Gold Rush of 1849 on

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