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Indian Reservation, Cherokee, N.C.
北卡罗来那州切诺基地区的一个印第安人保留区 (1909)

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1790103日出生的小约翰酋长 (Chief little John) 与泪水小径 (Trail of Tears)

约翰罗斯生于1790103日。他的切诺基名是Tsan-Usdi,意思就是「小约翰」。他长大之后成为了切诺基团结联盟 (United Cherokee Nation) 的领袖。

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罗斯和许多切诺基人都拒绝接受强迫他们远离家乡的「1830年印第安人迁徙法」 (1830 Indian Removal Act) 。罗斯代表他的人民多次到华盛顿进行谈判,他甚至还成功的向最高法院提出告诉。虽然最高法院最后的判决对切诺基人有利,但是杰克生 (Andrew Jackson) 总统却拒绝派遣部队到保护居留地里的美国印第安原住民。

要带领自己的人民跋涉到奥克拉荷马州这样陌生的地方,或许就是约翰罗斯做过最令自己难过的事情。如果你被迫要永远离开家乡,你会有什么感触呢?


John Ross was born on October 3, 1790. His Cherokee name was Tsan-Usdi, which means Little John. When he grew up, he became Chief of the United Cherokee Nation.

John Ross and many Cherokee tried to resist the 1830 Indian Removal Act that forced them from their land. Ross made repeated trips to Washington as representative of his people, and he even successfully argued the tribe's case before the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court ruled in favor of the Cherokee people, but President Andrew Jackson refused to send troops to protect the American Indians on their homeland.

Leading his people to the unfamiliar territory of Oklahoma may have been the saddest thing John Ross ever had to do. How would you feel if you were forced to leave your home forever?

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