Tag: Trail of Tears

John Ross

Cherokee Leader, John Ross

John Ross (1790-1866) WHO HE WAS: John Ross, born Tsan-Usdi (Little John), was a Cherokee chief who served an unprecedented 38 years, leading his nation through some of its most challenging times, including the infamous Trail of Tears. Of mixed Scottish and Cherokee descent, he was a skilled negotiator who tirelessly fought for the rights