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Trail of Tears

Map showing the removal of Indians from the Southeast, or as it came to be known “The Trail of Tears” Reprint of map from Handbook of North American Indians. Vol. 4: History of Indian-White Relations. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington D.C. 1988. ISBN 0-16004-583-5. Made available through the
Open Source License via Wikimedia.

To learn more about the history of the Muskogee peoples, you can find many of Swanton’s publications on the Internet.

Access Genealogy has most of Swanton’s Early History of the Creek Indians and Their Neighbors published online at:
http://www.accessgenealogy.com/native/creek/early-history/

One of the best resources, however, is Google Scholar where you can search the text of many old books. Most are now in the public domain and can be published online in their entirety without copyright restrictions.
http://scholar.google.com