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The Trail of Tears: Cherokee Legacy
The Trail of Tears Cherokee Legacy
Actors: James Earl Jones, Wes Studi, James Garner, Wayne Mitchell
Directors: Chip Richie, Steven R. Heape
Genres: Television, Documentary
G     2006     1hr 55min


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Actors: James Earl Jones, Wes Studi, James Garner, Wayne Mitchell
Directors: Chip Richie, Steven R. Heape
Genres: Television, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Television, Documentary
Studio: Rich-Heape Films, Inc.
Format: DVD - Color - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 02/01/2006
Release Year: 2006
Run Time: 1hr 55min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 25
MPAA Rating: G (General Audience)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

A picture is worth a thousand words
B. Evans | Montclair NJ | 08/12/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is just the type of film I want to show my university students. It's so difficult to bring home the sufferings of Native American people. We have been seen as savage war mongers who tried to ebb the tide of civilization. I am not a Cherokee, I am a Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape. I teach a history course on the impact of colonialism on indigenous people. This film saves me a lot of lecturing and makes it easier for me to move around the continent and around the world in my discussions. This film forms the basis of what I'm trying reveal, whether I talk about Australian Aborigines, Africans,the Chinese, East Indians, Aztecs, Maoris or Hawaiians. Thank you guys for putting it out there.
Cherokee View of a Cherokee Legacy
Buffalo Trails | Elk City, OK | 03/11/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"My family watched the DVD last night and it is a great film. It is everything we expected it to be. It really evokes some strong emotions (my daughter started crying), and it delivers this legacy of the Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw tribes and other indian people of the area in a frank, straight forward manner.

Wes Studi does a wonderful job, and speaks the Cherokee language eloquently as the story of the Cherokee trail of tears unfolds in a long over-due examination of this Cherokee legacy. James Earl Jones' presence is a strong statement in itself, not to mention his unique way of making almost anything interesting and he adds a feeling of authenticity to the film. The closed captioning is a definite plus and the beauty of the scenery in the Cherokee's ancestral homelands was breathtaking.

A big thanks go to the Cherokee Tribe and to Rich-Heape Films, Inc. for granting Public Performance Rights to schools and libraries. I will be sending a copy to my sister today. She is the principal at the Wakpala Indian School in South Dakota. She puts the videos and music into the School Library system where they are made available to the students who check them out like they do books."
At last!
B. Sewell | UK | 02/20/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"At last a really good resource for all of those interested in The Trail of Tears and related issues. This is a must for anyone who wishes to understand more about what the trail really means and the injustice and suffering that it represents. An excellent product that successfully raises awareness about this important period of time - highly recommended. I am not Cherokee or even from the United States but I think that this is a story that we could all learn from."
An engaging two hour documentary exploring one of America's
Midwest Book Review | Oregon, WI USA | 04/06/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Produced and directed by Chip Richie, The Trail Of Tears: Cherokee Legacy is an engaging two hour documentary exploring one of America's darkest periods in which President Andrew Jackson's Indian Removal Act of 1830 consequently transported Native Americans of the Cherokee Nation to the bleak and unsupportive Oklahoma Territory in the year 1838. Deftly presented by the talents of Wes Studi, James Earl Jones, and James Garner, The Trail Of Tears: Cherokee Legacy also includes narrations of famed celebrities Crystal Gayle, Johnt Buttrum, Governor Douglas Wilder, and Steven R. Heape. A welcome DVD addition to personal, school, and community library Native American history collections, The Trail Of Tears: Cherokee Legacy is strongly recommended for its informative and tactful presentation of such a tragic and controversial historical occurrence in 19th century American history.