Why did they move?

Timeline: key events leading to the mass migration of the Circassian people

Establishing the facts of what really happened in history can sometimes be quite difficult. We saw earlier that there are different estimates of just how many Circassians migrated after 1859, and particularly after 1864. But all the sources seemed to agree that the  numbers were high.


We can also see from the various accounts of what happened that most observers and historians agree about the sequence of events which led up to the final defeat of the Circassians in 1864.