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Black Hawk
Sauk leadere that was strong about his beliefs
Treaty of Dancing Rabbit Creek
Agreement in which the Choctaw gave up more than 10 million acres of land in Mississippi and accepted removal to Indian Territory
Trail of Tears
an 800-mile forced march the Cherokee made from their homeland in Georgia to Indian Territory; resulted in the deaths of almost one quarter of the tribe's members
Indian Removal Act
congressional act that authorizedthe removal of Indians from east of the Mississippi River to Indian Territory
Worcester v. Georgia
Supreme Court ruling that the Cheokee Nation was a distinct territory over which only federal government had authority; ignored by both President Andrew Jackson and the state of Georgia
Bureau of Indian Affairs
Government agency created in the 1800s to oversee federal policy toward American Idians
Sequoyah
produced a writing system for the Cherokee in 1821
Osceola
A Seminole leader
John Ross
Cherokoee chief
Why do you think the U.S. government had difficulty defeating the Seminole?
The Seminole was powerful and had many people. Osecola would also not give up.
Why did U.S. officials support an Indian removal policy?
So American farmers could move into the Indians land, and the Indians in the Southeast could move to the lands in the West.
From what present-day state were the Seminole removed?
The present-day state is Florida.