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By Diane Glancy | Comments: ( 845 ) | Date: ( Oct 15, 2019 )

In a novel that retains the complexity, immediacy, and indirection of a poem, Glancy brings to life the Cherokees 900 mile forced removal to Oklahoma in 1838 and gives us a powerful witness to one of the most shameful episodes in american history Los Angeles Times.


  • Title: Pushing the Bear
  • Author: Diane Glancy
  • ISBN: 9780156005449
  • Page: 284
  • Format: Paperback

About Author:

Diane Glancy

Helen Diane Glancy is a Cherokee poet, author and playwright.Glancy was born in 1941 in Kansas City, Missouri She received her Bachelor of Arts English literature from the University of Missouri in 1964, then later continued her education at the University of Central Oklahoma, earning her a Masters degree in English in 1983 In 1988, she received her Master of Fine Arts from the University of Iowa.Glancy is an English professor and began teaching in 1989 at Macalester College in St Paul, Minnesota, teaching Native American literature and creative writing courses Glancy s literary works have been recognized and highlighted at Michigan State University in their Michigan Writers Series from



Comments Pushing the Bear

  • Lisa Vegan

    What I loved about this book was finishing it and being free to go on to my next book. I came close to giving this 1 star but I just couldn’t because I loved the map on the inside covers and the maps that are at the front of each chapter, showing the route as the Cherokee progressed, and I like that the Cherokee language is used at times throughout the book.I’m very interested in the Trail of Tears but I might have preferred a non-fiction book or at the least a much better novel. I will not [...]


  • Rachel

    How many people in the U.S. have paid a visit to Talequah, Oklahoma, capital of the Cherokee Nation? I have been, and it was well worth the visit. Honestly I learned more there than I learned from this book, although I loved the book. So my dear fellow citizens of the United States before you book your trip to Paris or Sydney, why not think about visiting a treasure trove of history right here in our own country? I went to Talequah with my family several years ago; we visited the Cherokee Heri [...]


  • Bobby

    When I first learned about the Trail of Tears in the 10th grade, I remember thinking Andrew Jackson was an a**hole. This book confirmed that at least I had good judgment about something when I was in high school. It's a shame Jackson is still on the $20 bill given he engaged in what we would likely call ethnic cleansing these days! Anyway, I give credit to the writer for capturing the chaos, sorrow, and the great loss suffered by the Cherokee on the Trail of Tears. Unfortunately, as for the writ [...]


  • Sarah

    I forget the technical term for the type of narration this author uses, but she writes about The Trail of Tears from multiple perspectives (ie Cherokee men, women, and children and the white soldiers). As far as I know the main characters are fictional although the places and events are true. It is pretty good, mostly sad, but what I like most about it is that it has the tone of Native American culture; ways of living, thinking, and believing. It strongly exemplifies the Native American's connec [...]


  • Bill H.

    An excellent follow-up to Glancy's earlier account of a fictional family's journey on the "trail of tears." This one deals with what happened when the Cherokees came off the trail to settle in the land allotted to them in eastern Oklahoma (the "Indian Territory" at the time). Divisions between those who negotiated the sale of their lands to the government and those who were forced to leave persist, as do divisions between the Christian and the traditional spiritual ways. As in the first Pushing [...]


  • Savannah Slone

    Glancy's "Pushing the Bear: A Novel of the Trail of Tears" was absolutely heart wrenching, though beautifully expressed. I will now be reading more of Glancy's work and reading more historical Native American novels. I highly recommend that everyone read this book. It's tough to endure, but their stories need to be heard.


  • Tina

    I gave this book a generous two because even though I couldnt even finish it, I liked the idea of it. I was glad to see a personalized account of the trail of tears and I really wanted to like this book but I couldnt get in to it at all. Even when relating emotional experiences, the characters words felt hollow and I couldnt sympathize with them. Going to try again with another of her books and hope that I like it better


  • Claudia Mundell

    This book was hard to read due to the subject matter. It is so painful to read of the mental and physical anguish the Cherokee suffered on the Trail of Tears. This book is rather graphic about each and every day's hardships. Readers get the feeling of the extreme suffering experienced! It was an American Holocaust.Told with a few Cherokee words and mythology included.


  • Diane Sherman

    Author is in my church book group - so she gave a presentation to our group about why/how she wrote the book.


  • John Benson

    This is a novel about the Trail of Tears told through multiple perspectives of people who walked on it from North Carolina to Indian Territory. The primary voice is that of a young woman, Maritole, who becomes estranged from her husband, Knowbeetee, as they walk the route. I found the book very moving as it brought out all these voices and the struggles they endured on this long trek.


  • Melinda Childs

    I feel like the people who hate the use of the syllabary don't understand it's purpose. But that's just an opinion. I loved the book and the use of the Cherokee. There were some boring characters but I felt like overall they were wonderful. The end had me wanting to read the next book!


  • Stephanie

    I was looking forward to reading this, considering the subject matter. But, the method used to write the story just was a complete turn off and confusing. It's told through a ridiculous number of people's views, bouncing back and forth between them every paragraph at times. It was to the point where it was difficult to keep track of who the character was that was speaking, because you had so many swapping around in the telling of events. Would have been interesting subject matter, but with a nar [...]


  • Lora

    Picked this up in a small bookstore in northern Arizona on their "cultural" shelf. It is rumored somewhere that there is Cherokee blood in my family. Don't know much about the Trail of Tears except for the couple of paragraphs we read about in the history books growing up. I was pleasantly surprised with the artistic writing style of the book. It drew me into the emotions and characters. Loved the Cherokee writing and speech. I found it intriguing, desperately sad and heroic and very moving. Wel [...]


  • ErikaForth

    I read this for a human rights in literature course, and I didn't really like it. I managed to pull my self through it, though, which is more than I can say for some of the books I read for that class. It is a good book for someone who wants to understand the Trail of Tears better, or for someone interested in human rights.


  • Chea

    This is the follow up to _Pushing the Bear: A Novel of the Trail of Tears_. It was just as fantastic and haunting as the first. Incites interesting questions about home and what regional migration (forced or no) within the U.S. does to a population's concept of what home is and means.


  • Jaena4 Beadling

    Damn fine writing! I teach this book all the time.


  • Jmcandy

    It took me a while to get really interested in this book but I'm glas I finished it.


  • Nancy

    02/16/2004 Moore Library Book Discussion: Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma


  • Debii ♥

    I thought this book was so amazing.It really helped me to understand and sympathize with those in the book.


  • Philip

    was too hard to follow good book for advanced readers. didn't finish book


  • Cheryl

    Few think of what the People faced after they came to the end of the trail. So shameful. If our government tried until the Lord puts an end to it, they could never repay the people.


  • Sarah

    This is actually decent. The multiple perspectives can be confusing, but it is beautifully written and very eye-opening.


  • Joette

    This is the Georgian trail of tears, good storoy


  • Melle

    An emotionally-honest and brutal telling of the forced removal of the Cherokee Nation along the Trail of Tears through the eyes of a mother, daughter, sister, wife


  • Kim Novotny

    Absolutely read this!


  • Monica

    I think most high school students should read this book while studying this period in history.


  • Chea

    This novel made me ache. Incredibly insightful and powerful. Loved it and the sequel.


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