, 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.