John Sedgwick

John is an author and contributor to GQNewsweek, Vanity Fair, and The Atlantic.

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Cherokees divided

Books | The acrimony between two 19th century tribal leaders made a disaster even more disastrous
by John Sedgwick
Posted 11/23/19, 09:56 am

The children’s version of the Cherokee Trail of Tears is black-and-white about red-and-white: Evil Andrew Jackson and other leaders railroaded noble Native Americans, except that in the absence of railroads thousands without adequate clothing or food had to walk. The reality that John Sedgwick’s Blood Moon explores in his eloquent work is far more complicated.

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