Why The Seminole Indians Won The Trail Of Tears
The Seminole lost the war and in January of 1837, several thousand American soldiers entered Florida and forced the Seminole to move.
The Choctaw tribe was once again part of the Trail of Tears. On the day of September 27th, 1830 the Treaty of Dancing Rabbit Creek was signed. This was a pact between the Choctaw and the United States of America. It was the first treaty regarding the relocation of Native Americans under the direction of the Indian Removal Act. The treaty replaced 11 million acres of Choctaw land for 15 million acres of land in what is now Oklahoma. The Choctaw chiefs negotiated with the American government about when their tribe would have to leave, George Gaines felt it was best if a third of the Choctaw population would leave in 1831, and the others in 1832 and 1833. This was finally agreed upon. The date was set to November 1, 1831. The Choctaws were given the first two weeks of October to gather crops, sell their houses, and pack their belongings. However, because the state of Mississippi was so eager to let the Native Americans go they ordered the Choctaw to leave their crops in the state. They assured them they would grow new …show more content…
In the Worcester vs. Georgia im 1832 the United States Supreme Court ruled that the Cherokee were not to be relocated. President Andrew Jackson, however tried to override the ruling and demanded the Cherokee be removed. He was allowed to do so based upon the Treaty of New Echota. This treaty was signed by about 100 Cherokee leaders and surrendered all land east of the Mississippi River to the United States in exchange for money and land in the west. At this time the Cherokee had passed their own law within the Cherokee National Council stating that all Cherokees that signed away land would be put to death. Most of the leaders that signed the treaty were put to death. Though most Cherokee people were against the New Echota Treaty the United States government prevailed using the treaty to vindicate for the act of forcing 17,000 Cherokee people out of their native land. In the summer of 1838 the Cherokee were rounded up and sent on ships to their new territory. Some Native Americans were put in prison camps, approximately 4,000 Cherokee died from either hunger, disease, or from exposure to the