A Forgotten Story

The Other Trail of Tears

Watch Mary Stockwell 's talk

on "The Other Trail of Tears" at the Gaithersburg Book Festival.

Watch Mary Stockwell discuss

the removal of the Indians on WGTE's  Knowledge Stream.

Starting in 1814 at the peace negotiations in Ghent, Belgium, where Great Britain fought to win a permanent homeland for the tribes of the old Ohio Country, and continuing thirty years into the future when the Wyandot became the last tribe to leave for a tribal reserve across the Mississippi River, Mary  Stockwell's The Other Trail of Tears (Westholme, 2015) chronicles the forgotten story of what the  Delaware, Seneca, Shawnee, Ottawa, and Wyandot passed through leading up to their official removal.

"We will go anywhere you please, if you will afterwards let us alone,

but we know from past experience,  you will keep driving us

until we reach the sea on the other side of the Rocky Mountains,

and then we must jump off."  -- Shawnee chief Black Hoof

The Other Trail of Tears: The Removal of the Ohio Indians, Page 87