The Many Cries Of The Trail Essay

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The Many Cries of the Trail
When most people think of the ancestry of history in the United States, many think of the first settlers, Christopher Columbus and the Pilgrims. Not many recognize the Native Indians, Indians were the first people to settle in the lands and the many to be taken away from their sacred motherland. White Americans had said that they feared the Indians because they we’re aliens who took over land more so savages. President Andrew Jackson was the supreme ruler of the Nation and he was determined to remove the Indians from their land. In 1830, Jackson had signed a very important document which enforced the Indian Removal Act. This Removal Act had affected five “Civilized Tribes” of the South, the Choctaws, Creeks, Chickasaws,
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They had fought hard for what was truly their own and tricked to believing that their new land awaited a new and yet better journey for them. Jackson had made a penniless decision to remove these people. Because of hate and out of jealousy he unlawfully used his high power to kill the many who resided in this territory. The act had promised the Natives food, clothing and medical attention. Yet the Indians had died because these materials were not given to them. Most of these innocent people suffered from the cold to what clothing could had helped. They were in search of food and died of starvation in which the act had said they would provide. The many diseases that were spread were left untreated as to which a doctor could have helped save lives of the sick. Jackson had knew that it would be easy to remove Indians forcibly with the right aggression. He as well as the other hungry white folk were desperate for land. To take credit for one’s life savings and hard work and claim as their own. Jackson and his committee that stood behind him were ruthless. He swept the precious land from those who truly knew its value. He robbed the blind and caused the innocent to suffer. He might have been out of money and thought, but he did not provide what he said he would ending the lives of thousands, all the pain and suffering for soil. I had stated that I would argue the poor decision of Jackson and yet I did. The raid, sufferings and tears were not worth the land that was taken. In most cases, several would agree that the Trail of Tears was devasting. Little do we know the true feelings and aches of pain that were shed over a thousand miles and to put one’s self in the shoes of the Natives? Our inner mind and soul could not begin to imagine the pain. Therefore, Jackson did make a foolish judgement, he took lives of the

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