John Ross (Cherokee Chief)

John Ross (Cherokee Chief)

John Ross (October 3, 1790–August 1, 1866), also known as Guwisguwi (meaning in Cherokee a "mythological or rare migratory bird"), was the Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation from 1828–1866. Described by one journalist as the Moses of his people, Ross influenced the former Indian nation through such tumultuous events as the relocation to Indian Territory and the American Civil War.

Read more about John Ross (Cherokee Chief):  Background, The Cherokee Moses, Early Life and Education, Ross Versus The Ridge Party, Recognition, Representation in Other Media

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... John Ross'slife and the Trail of Tears are dramatized in Episode 3 of the Ric Burns American Experience"documentary,We Shall Remain 2009) shown and available online on PBS ...

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