Shall Remain: Trail of Tears
(2008, 74 min.) US
Director: Chris Eyre (Cheyenne/Arapaho)
Executive Producer: Mark Samels and Sharon Grimberg
Produced by: American Experience as part of the five-film series,
We Shall Remain. American Experience is a production of
In English and Cherokee with English subtitles.
Though the Cherokee embraced "civilization" in the
mid-1800s and their sovereignty was recognized in the U.S. Supreme
Court, they were made to leave their eastern homelands under forced
march to present-day Oklahoma on the infamous Trail of Tears.
Contemporary voices are woven with a richly textured narrative
cinema that recreates this tragic chapter in Cherokee history.
Image credit: Audience at
Club Red Radio, 2000 Native American Film and Video Festival
- photograph by Amalia Córdova, NMAI; We Shall Remain:
The Trail of Tears