This video, posted by storiesofusa, details Native American history in the 1800′s beginning with the Indian Removal Act through the Trail of Tears and the formation of Cherokee schools in Oklahoma. It ends with this: “Today there are 5 million Native Americans living in the United States… Compared to the estimated 18 million before the encounter with the White Man…”

It includes comments from Professor Clifford Trafzer, author of Native Universe: Voices of Indian America and numerous historic images.