John Ross, A Georgia Biography

From 1828 to 1860, the Cherokee people were led by the remarkable Native American John Ross. During a 32-year period that ended with his death, Ross presided over the birth of Cherokee Nation, the removal of his people from their homeland, and the founding of a new nation in a distant place. Ten times he was elected chief of the Cherokee Nation. It is no wonder that many regard him as the greatest chief in the history of the Cherokee people.