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    southeastern parts of the United States. Although the Americans had substantial reasons why they wanted the Cherokee’s territory, they had no right to kick the Indians out of their homeland. There were many events that lead up to and caused the Trail of Tears. One of the main reasons that the U.S. wanted the Cherokee’s land was to open eastern lands to European American immigrants (Bertolet). During the 1820’s, as the eastern population grew, southern states urged the federal government to remove Indians

  • Trail of Tears

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    priest before reentering the Cherokee village. Yet in 1830, the Cherokee Indians were forcibly removed from their homeland by the very government the Cherokee Indians had supported during the Revolutionary War. This journey was later called the Trail of Tears. For hundreds of years, the native people of the North America lived in peace. It was in around 1540 that the Native Americans came in contact with explorers and settlers from around the world. It was from that time on, the Native Americans

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    Trail of Tears Within United States History, there has been some horrible discrimination upon certain races of people. At the trail of tears native Americans were persecuted against heavily. Until 1828 the federal government had Cherokee rights to their land and in that same year Andrew Jackson was elected president and this all ended. On September 15, 1830, at Little Dancing Rabbit Creek, the Chiefs of tribes and representatives of the United States met to discuss a bill recently passed by the

  • Trail Of Tears

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    Trail of Tears Native Americans lost their land due to the Indian Removal Act, many of them died on the trail which in American History is known as the Trail of Tears. There were 5 tribes involved in this removal, it included The Choctaw, The Chickasaws, The Muscogee Creeks, the Seminoles and The Cherokee. This was a tragic time in history. Was it the right thing to do to these people, or was it worth it all? It was an injustice act on the behalf of the white men, it could’ve been handled in a

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    Trail of Tears Trial of Tears and the Five Civilized Tribes During the early years of 1800s, valuable gold deposits were discovered in tribal lands, which by previous cessions had been reduced to about seven million acres in northwest Georgia, eastern Tennessee, and southwest North Carolina. In 1819 Georgia appealed to the U.S. government to remove the Cherokee from Georgia lands. When the appeal failed, attempts were made to purchase the territory. Meanwhile, in 1820 the Cherokee established

  • The Trail of Tears

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    is now the United States for thousands of years before any colonists had ventured over. Little did they know that the new nation that was going to be forming around them, would severely affect the lives of their descendents. Life before the Trail of Tears but after the arrival of the new Americans was more or less simple for the Cherokees. They spend time hunting and fishing. Some of them even worked on plantations and even own their own slaves, in an effort to accommodate to some of the American

  • The Consequences Of The Trail Of Tears: The Trail Of Tears

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    “We will never have true civilization until we have learned to recognize the rights of others” – Will Rogers (Quotes 1). One of the biggest events that took place was called the Trail of Tears; over 60,000 Native Americans - including the Cherokee, Choctaw, Chickasaw, Creek, and Seminole Nations were invaded. This took place from 1830 to 1838. This relocation resulted in the death of thousands of Native Americans, and was an outright failure by American citizens to exercise their responsibilities

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    Trail of Tears The Trail of Tears, was it unjust and inhumane? What happened to the Cherokee during that long and treacherous journey? They were brave and listened to the government, but they recieved unproductive land and lost their tribal land. The white settlers were already emigrating to the Union, or America. 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

  • THE TRAIL OF TEARS

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    Indians west of the Mississippi. That same year, Congress passed the Indian R... ... middle of paper ... ...h Oklahoma is still the Cherokee National Headquarters today as it was established in 1839. Works Cited Brill, Marlene Targ. The Trail of Tears: The Cherokee Journey From Home. Brookfield, CN: Millbrook Press, 1995. Foreman, Grant. Indian Removal: The Emigration of the Five Tribes of Indians by Grant Foreman. Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 2008. Garrison, Tim Alan. The Legal

  • The Trail of Tears

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    The Trail Of Tears Gloria Jahoda, the author of The Trail of Tears talks about how Indian populations dropped and how white people are the ones responsible for the drop of their population. The white men are not responsible for the drop of the Indian population. Johoda makes all Indians sound like defenseless children. Johoda is making excuses for Indians because Indians let the white man take over their lives and life style. Indians would do everything that was asked of them by the white man instead

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