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Pushing the Bear

It is February 1839, and the survivors of the Cherokke Trail of Tears have just arrived in Fort Gibson, Indian Territory. A quarter of the removed Indian population have died along the way, victims of cold, disease, and despair.  Now the Cherokee people confront an unknown future. How will they build anew from nothing? How will they plow fields of unbroken sod, full of rocks too heavy to lift?  How will they learn the ways of a strange land, where even the birdsong is unfamililar? Can they put aside the pain and anger of Removal and find peace?

Pushing the Bear: After the Trail of Tears tells the story of the Cherokee's resettlement in the hard years following Removal.

In this sequel to her popular 1996 novel Pushing the Bear: A Novel of the trail of Tears, author Glancy continues the tale of one Cherokee family--brothers O-ga-na-ya and Knobowtee, etc.

The novel begins with a nation defeated, but in the aftermath of confusion, despair and turmoil, a new nation emerges.

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