"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
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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.