The Long, Bitter Trail

Andrew Jackson and the Indians

by Anthony Wallace

Series: Hill and Wang Critical Issues

An account of Andrew Jackson's Indian Removal Act of 1830, which relocated Eastern Indians to the Okalahoma Territory over the Trail of Tears, and the Bureau of Indian Affairs which was given control over their lives.

In The Press

“This informative, insightful, and sobering study deserves the attention of all who would understand American Indian policy, not just in Jackson's period but in our own.” —Howard Lamar, Yale University

“Lucidly written, free of professional jargon, and a good synthesis of Jacksonian Indian policy and the Native American response.” —R. David Edmunds, Journal of American History

“In this splendid little book, Anthony F.C. Wallace surveys the making and the legacy of a monumental tragedy, as seen from all sides. Wallace's exactness, concision, and calmness of tone render his account all the more powerful and instructive.” —Sean Wilentz, Princeton University

About The Author

Anthony F.C. Wallace is a professor of history and anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the author of many books, including Rockdale, which won the Bancroft Prize in 1978. He lives in Pennsylvania.