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    To take something and claim it as yours, when you never owned it in the first place...the United States government and public supporters sought to justify the removal of Cherokee Indians in the 1820 and 1830s, and tried to move them west of the Mississippi river. Big supporters like Lewis Cass and the state of Georgia played a big role in justifying the removal. Lewis Cass wrote essays to support, and Georgia told the Cherokees to either abide by Georgia law, or get out. United States and…

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    Cherokee Trail Of Tears

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    The trail of tears was a series of forced relocations of Native American Nations.The nations that were relocated were Cherokee, Muscogee,seminole,Chicksaw, and Choctaw. The reason that they were relocated was because president Thomas Jefferson believed Indians should’ve been civilized. Jefferson also wanted to convert them to Christianity. In 1791 a series of treaties between the United States and the Cherokees, the treaties gave recognition to the Cherokees as a nation with their own laws and…

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    The American government is going to take Cherokee land by any means possible, especially in Georgia. At this time, the United States is still expanding their territory and so they want the land that legally belongs to the Cherokee, even if it requires breaking laws. The main debate is over the Cherokee’s deciding which path offers the best chance of survival for the Cherokee in the early 1800’s: staying in their original territory or removal to the west. The best option, in regards to survival,…

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    greatest gods who went by the name Red Man. Within the Cherokee tribe they were connected to the world by spiritual beings, such as elemental gods of the Sun, Fire, and Water. “The Cherokee, or ‘The real people’ lived in what is today present Tennessee, South Carolina, and North Carolina” (Raley). In Cherokee Mythology they believed in one Supreme Being who taught them to treat the world with great respect; to this day, traditions of the Cherokee ancestors are still followed by many. Within…

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    Another difference between the Wampanoag and Cherokee was in the way they understand how to own their lands. Wampanoag agreed to share or sell their lands to the European Americans and they refused to take the payments. In the Wampanoag tradition, they believed the lands and all creatures were the gifts from God and everyone deserved to get it but they must protect it. It made the European Americans easily take Wampanoag’s lands and declare as their lands. The European Americans started an…

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    The Cherokee were one of the many tribes that assimilated into the white culture. Although they did exactly what they were expected to do, Andrew Jackson and a few states had trouble grasping onto their assimilation. Jackson went through with a historical event that to this day in American History is known as the Trail of Tears, due to the substantial amounts of deaths that were sprung from it. Jackson had no thought of whether he was doing the right or wrong thing, because to him it was all…

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    Memorial of the Cherokee Nation is about the plight of the Cherokee Indians in the 1830s. Beginning after the War of 1812 when the white men were moving south in to states such as Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi, five civilized Indian nations occupied these states and the Cherokees in particular were located in Georgia. This land was prime for growing cotton and the white farmers wanted the Indians off of the land so they could prosper from cotton growing. There were federal treaties in…

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    The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians are not the group of Cherokee Indians you usually hear about in history books. Many people are familiar with Cherokee Indians, but far too many people think that ALL Cherokees walked the Trail of Tears and ended up in present day Oklahoma during the mid 1800’s. Some Cherokee people agreed to the new laws, and together, 1,000 Cherokees purchased 57,000 acres of land of western North Carolina territory. Around 16,000 Cherokees left Appalachia on the Trail of…

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    Did you know that about 22,000 people speak the Cherokee language today, first and foremost in Oklahoma and North Carolina? The Cherokee’s culture and belief has and still is used, Cherokee basketry has lived from prehistoric times to present day, can you believe how old this culture is? Also during the 1800's, the US government created an Indian Territory in Oklahoma and sent all the eastern Native American tribes to live there, the Cherokee called this trail “The trail of tears”, this is one…

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    The relationship between the Cherokee Indians and the Euro-Americans is one that shows the inherent destructiveness of human nature due to the Euro-American’s part in severely debilitating Cherokee culture. Traditional Cherokee culture was primarily different from the Euro-American model of “civilization.” The one way that the culture was similar was in the sedentary nature of Cherokee villages. However, Cherokees differed from Euro-Americans in concepts such as ‘living off the land’ instead of…

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