On a crisp fall morning, with only a backpack and walking stick, Jerry Ellis set off on an adventure he knew might prove too great a challenge for a solitary man: He would walk the 900-mile Trail of Tears, a journey his Cherokee ancestors had made more than a century earlier. Here he reveals how the tragic history of the Cherokee survives in the mystery and beauty of the trail.

Walking the Trail 1991, Delacorte Press

ISBN-13: 9780385304481