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By Joseph Bruchac


In 1838 in Tennessee, the Cherokee state is near to being replaced without end as they face the removing -- being forcibly moved from their houses and land, partly as a result of a treaty signed through a gaggle in their personal people.

Sixteen-year-old Jesse Smoke has been learning on the project institution, however it has been close down and became a fortress for the ever-increasing variety of infantrymen coming into the territory. Now Jesse has lower back to his domestic to stay together with his widowed mom and more youthful sisters. All wish lies at the Cherokee leader, John Ross, who's in Washington, D.C., attempting to hold up the elimination. Then one evening, kinfolk are all at once woke up, dragged from their houses, and taken at gunpoint to a stockade camp. From there, Jesse and his kin are pressured to march westward at the frightening path of Tears in the course of the lengthy, chilly wintry weather months. It's a tricky trip west, and Jesse's uncertain if he and his kin can live to tell the tale the adventure.

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Courtesy of Whitney Smith, © 2003 Flag Research Center; the Newburyport and 13th Massachusetts standards, ca. 1775-76, from Edward Richardson, Standards and Colors of the American Revolution, with permission of the Pennsylvania Society of the Revolution. THELOYALNINEANDTHELIBERTYTREE fresh, and fragile. 44 French arbres de la liberté were unlike New England Liberty Trees in another way. In a nation that invented bureaucratie, they became highly rational symbols of modern society and were elaborately regulated by public authority.

The events that followed became very violent and added another layer of meaning to this complex symbol that was defined by its history. The Whig leaders erected the Liberty Pole in an open space called the Fields, then north of the city, now City Hall Park in lower Manhattan. It was directly in front of a building called the Upper Barracks, then used by British troops. 43 44 EARLY AMERICA During the summer of 1766, the radical Whigs of Manhattan met every day at the Liberty Pole and held "daily exercises" that were clearly meant to challenge the British garrison.

They were symbols of a tightly integrated traditional community. An example appeared on the colors of the Thirteenth Continental Foot, a Massachusetts regiment raised in 1776. It showed a Liberty Tree and two soldiers. One was gravely wounded, with blood streaming from his body. 46 To this idea New Englanders also added religious symbols, which rarely appeared in French arbres de la liberté. A case in point was the flag of the Newburyport militia in 1775, a green ensign with a white canton and a New England Liberty Tree in the center.

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