The Relations Between The Americans And Natives Essay

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The relations between the Americans and Natives have never been great. From the moment of first contact and centuries later. Andrew Jackson was a major military leader in America, who would then become the President of the United States in 1828. Two years later, in 1830, he would pass the “Indian Removal Act.” This Act was a systematic effort to remove Native American tribes from the southeast. He removed the “Five Civilized Tribes,” which included: the Chickasaw, Choctaw, Muscogee-Creek, Seminole, and Cherokee. This resulted in a series of forced relocations. The transportation and activities that occurred during relocation is now called “The Trail of Tears.”
“At the beginning of the 1830s, nearly 125,000 Native Americans lived on millions of acres of land in Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama, North Carolina and Florida–land their ancestors had occupied and cultivated for generations.” They were “working on behalf of white settlers who wanted to grow cotton on the Indians’ land.” (History 2009). The white Americans were particularly scared and hated the Native Americans they experienced. When they first experienced Natives, the natives would obviously seem unfamiliar and foreign to them. These “aliens” also inhabited the land that the white settlers want, and would consider themselves entitled to it through their economic practices of private land ownership. The problem involving these Natives would become known as the “Indian Problem.” In order to solve this problem, President…

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