John Also called Kooweskoowe. 1790-1866
Cherokee leader who reluctantly directed the forced removal of the Cherokee from Georgia to the Oklahoma Territory (1838-1839) along a route called the Trail of Tears.
1841 portrait of the Cherokee leader by John Rubens Smith (1775-1849)
Sir John 1777-1856
British naval officer and Arctic explorer whose expeditions (1818 and 1829-1833) in search of the Northwest Passage yielded important geographic information.