Foreman Understood the Trauma of Removal

Richard Green

Historian Richard Green cites the extraordinary empathy author Grant Foreman felt for the Southeastern tribes forced from their homelands. This sentiment was expressed in Foreman's 1932 book entitled "Indian Removal" and published by the University of Oklahoma Press.


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