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In 1838 in Tennessee, the Cherokee state is on the point of being replaced eternally as they face the removing -- being forcibly moved from their houses and land, partly due to a treaty signed by means of a bunch in their personal people.

Sixteen-year-old Jesse Smoke has been learning on the undertaking institution, however it has been close down and become a castle for the ever-increasing variety of infantrymen getting 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, relatives are by surprise woke up, dragged from their houses, and taken at gunpoint to a stockade camp. From there, Jesse and his relations are pressured to march westward at the frightening path of Tears through the lengthy, chilly iciness months. It's a tough trip west, and Jesse's uncertain if he and his family members can live on the adventure.

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In 1838 in Tennessee, the Cherokee kingdom is on the point of being replaced eternally as they face the removing -- being forcibly moved from their houses and land, partly as a result of a treaty signed by way of a bunch in their personal people.

Sixteen-year-old Jesse Smoke has been learning on the undertaking university, however it has been close down and became a fortress for the ever-increasing variety of infantrymen coming into the territory. Now Jesse has again to his domestic to dwell together with his widowed mom and more youthful sisters. All desire lies at the Cherokee leader, John Ross, who's in Washington, D. C. , attempting to hold up the removing. Then one evening, kinfolk are unexpectedly woke up, dragged from their houses, and taken at gunpoint to a stockade camp. From there, Jesse and his relations are compelled to march westward at the scary path of Tears in the course of the lengthy, chilly iciness months. It's a tough trip west, and Jesse's uncertain if he and his family members can live on the adventure.

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117 He pointed out, for example, that Cain and his men had operated almost continually in Oklahoma City for several months, yet very few places had closed as a direct result of their action. 8 Cain countered Caldwell's attack with the charge that he had drawn a "nice fat salary," hired "sleuths," criticized more Democratic officials, advanced more theories, and gotten less done than any other one man. " Alluding to accomplishments under his leader­ ship, he noted that not less than $30,000 worth of goods had been turned over to the state for sale in nonprohibition terri­ tory.

Liquor ordinance, arrests are being made day after day and convictions imposed in municipal court ; the offenders uni­ formly avail themselves of the right to appeal to the county court, where each one has the right of trial by jury and where the docket is so crowded that only a very few days can be al­ lowed per term for the trial of city appeals ; the result being that these appeals are delayed for months and months, until the arresting officers cannot remember very clearly the facts of a particular case, or the other witnesses, if such there be, cannot be found, and conviction can then only be had in a very small per cent of the cases .

And further, it is fair to assume that comparatively few people in the state, however ardently they favor prohibi- 53 Waukomis Hornet quoted in Harlow's Weekly, 54 Daily Oklahoman, September 10, 1917. , September 8, 1917. 56 Tulsa Daily Democrat, October 13, 1917. -68- October 24, 1917. tion, approve of making prohibition an obnoxious religious tyranny. It would be regrettable indeed if any other assump­ tion were possible. Yet that is one of the results of the bone dry law. If the law is literally to be enforced it is only a ques­ tion of time when the Catholic and Episcopal churches will be unable to conduct their belief and custom.

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