The Choctaw Indians are native to the southeast and through the Trail of Tears; they were relocated to parts of Oklahoma. In the 19th century the Choctaws were one known as one of the “Five Civilized Tribes.” The Choctaws agreed to man different treaties, but they were the first Native Americans who were forced with the Indian Removal Act. The Choctaw were pushed out because the European Americans wanted to expand their settlement. In 1831, the Treaty of Dancing Rabbit Creek, some of the Choctaws were part of the first major non-European ethnic groups to become US citizens. Their economic situation has varied since the beginning.
What was to come was years of hardship and war. The colony of Chesapeake had begun with the first establishment of the English colony of Jamestown in the year 1607. The English immigrants who had established Jamestown were indentured servants, who agreed to work for an English company with the purpose of gaining passage to the New World. The colony of New England was also established similar to the colony of Chesapeake due to the fact that English immigrants seemed to escape life in England for a more free and un-ruled life in the New World. The Middle Colonies consisted of a variety of different European natives.
All around the Cherokee similar tribes were subjected to the same treatment. Most had already left by the time 1830 rolled around. In 1830, Congress passed the Indian Removal Act. Under this law, the federal government “provided funds to negotiate treaties that would force the Native Americans to move west.” (The Americ... ... middle of paper ... ...ux was forty-six years.” (Zinn, 534) Unresolved issues from from as far back as the 1600’s were finally being addressed. Ts4 (NOTE: How do we cite an interview?)
Thomas Jefferson, James Monroe and John Quincy Adams also shared the same opinion and contributed in carrying out the removal act. Although this event was tragic, it was an inevitable one and would have happened somewhere in history. The two groups would never have agreed entirely on their political views, and would have had to determine which group led the country at some point in time. Thus, the Indian Removal Act was an essential occurrence that paved the way for the development of the new nation.
The East coast was burdened with new settlers and becoming vastly populated. President Andrew Jackson and the government had to find a way to move people to the West to make room. President Andrew Jackson passed the Indian Removal Policy in the year 1830. The Indian Removal Policy which called for the removal of Native Americans from the Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia area, also moved their capital Echota in Tennessee to the new capital call New Echota, Georgia and then eventually to the Indian Territory. The Indian Territory was declared in the Act of Congress in 1830 with the Indian Removal Policy.
Native Americans were known to be indigenous people because they were always settling in particular regions, so they were known as natives to the lands of America. Later on, Native Americans were known as American Indians. The Native Americans got their name from the first explorer of America, named Christopher Columbus. Christopher Columbus thought that he reached the Indies when he first came to America and so he decided to call the group native residents or “people of India” (Schaefer). Some of the Indian groups are The Cherokees, Navajos, Latin American Indians, Choctaw, Sioux, Chippewa, Apache, Blackfeet, Iroquois and Pueblo (Schaefer).
They raised livestock, established schools, developed written laws, and abolished clan revenge. In 1817 the United States government negotiated the first Cherokee treaty that included a proposal for removal. The government promised to assist those who chose to relocate to the West and around 2,000 Cherokees elected to move despite the oppositions of Cherokee leaders. Many chose to stay and strengthen their Cherokee nation. According to Anderson in the early 1820’s Cherokees were able to read and write in their own language and by 1827 the they also created and established a supreme court and a constitution much
The war the American Revolution caused many British settlers to push westward. These settlers began to compete with the Cherokees for land. The Cherokee were glad when the Proclamation of 1763 was put into effect. This prevented settlement west of the Appalachian Mountains. Most of the settlers became enemies.
President Andrew Jackson's military command and his life were protected thanks to the support of 500 Cherokee allies at the Battle of Horseshoe Bend in 1814. It was Jackson who authorized the Indian Removal Act of 1830 following the endorsement of President James Monroe in his concluding address to Congress in 1825. Jackson, as president, endorsed an attitude that has carried on for many years among countless white migrants. Thomas Jefferson, who often quoted the Great Law of Peace of the Iroquois Confederacy as the model for the U.S. Constitution, had been supportive of the Indian Removal as early as 1802. Presidents Thomas Je... ... middle of paper ... ...ahoma (Indian Treaties and the Removal Act of 1830).
During 1695, Europeans was interested in Mississippi because they were looking for commodities like deerskin, tobacco and indigo. They competed for coalitions with various tribes, which ended in deadly conflicts often, resulted. The French and Indian War created a treaty ending in 1763 gave minimal control of the region east of the Mississippi to England. Then during the American Revolution, the Spanish gained control of southern Mississippi. Mississippi was organized as a territory of the United States and kept their flag....