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    Enduring a cultural, spiritual, and physical bludgeoning since its first contact with European society, the Cherokee Nation succumbed to the foreign power in the first half of the nineteenth century. However, as tensions rose between the two entities, nationalist attitudes emerged to justify the arguments on both sides of the struggle. The United States’ perpetual infringement of Indian sovereignty inspired both sentiments of opposition and reluctant submission within the indigenous nation.…

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    The Cherokee Nation The Cherokee Nation was involved in the Civil War as a “foreign ally.” Their location was on Confederate lands, which made them an ally of the rebellion. The Confederacy was highly outnumbered by the Union, so the Cherokee Nation was a benefit for the Confederacy. The weapons they invented were new to the Confederacy, but they quickly learned because it was their only shot at becoming less outnumbered with weapons. The Cherokees made a positive impact on the size of the…

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    After living among the Cherokee in North Georgia as a missionary, I have discovered that the Indian peoples are quite useful. They are all civilized in their own way and know how to work hard for the things that they receive. Their work and harvest skills are impeccable and would be an excellent asset to any community. Although many of the white settlers coming to Georgia wish to dispose of the Indians, it would ultimately be more beneficial for them to stay. The Indians should be able to stay…

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    Cherokee people lived all over the land before the United States even existed. “The Cherokees lived on land extending from North Carolina to South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, and Alabama for hundreds of years” (Green & Perdue, 1). They were constantly moving around involuntarily. The Cherokee tribes were often forced to leave their land when Americans found use of the land that the Cherokees were living on. White Americans were wanting their land because they found gold, wanted their livestock…

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    PART 1: NATIVES Key Characteristics of the Cherokee: • They originally occupied the Southeast • Around half of them were wiped out due to smallpox by the mid-1700s • They were forcibly removed from their area and forced to go to “Indian Territory”, which is now Oklahoma • About 4,000 of them died during the trip • The earth is suspended at each of the four cardinal points by a cord hanging from the sky vault, which is of solid rock • At first the earth was flat and very soft and wet The story…

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    Did you know that the indians had massacred men, women, and children during 1812? The cherokee Indians were given the option to move to the indian territory in Louisiana. So the americans can have the georgia state and that they didn’t like the fact that the indians had killed people. So the americans wanted them to move to an indian territory so they wouldn’t have to kill the americans. They were also given money and a large land but if they didn’t move then they would have to follow the laws…

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    Cherokee Nation v Georgia was a United States Supreme Court case in the 1831. It was “one of the ten worst cases” (pg.87). “The Cherokee Nation was the first Indian tribe that went to the federal court in a major lawsuit to protect the political, human, and property rights of an American Indian tribe and its member from destruction by a state” (Pg.87). The case of the Cherokee Nation v. Georgia was filed by the Cherokee Nation one of America’s most well-known Native American tribes. Using this…

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    “Cherokee blood, if not destroyed, will win it’s course in beings of fair complexions, who will read that their ancestors became civilized under the frowns of misfortune, and the causes of their enemies.” This quote is a prime example of the hardships that the Cherokees had to endure and live with. The Cherokees are of Iroquoian decent and they are one of the five tribes that had settled in Southeast America. They were known as being the most culturally and socially advanced in the 19th century…

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    The Cherokee Nation and the Trail of Tears During the spring semester of 2016, I was given the opportunity to read a very insightful book called, The Cherokee Nation and the Trail of Tears, by Theda Purdue and Micheal D. Green. The book covers the events leading up to, during, and directly after the Trail of Tears. The Trail of Tears was the mass migration of Native Americans from their motherland in the eastern shores of the United States, to the territories of the southwestern United States.…

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    establishment of a new Cherokee capital in Oklahoma, the story of Indian relocation is a sad one but is still an ultimately American one. The Tallapoosa River winds quietly through eastern Alabama, giving no indication of the violence that it bared witness to nearly two centuries ago. The Battle of Horseshoe Bend in many ways solidified the tumultuous relationship between Indians and settlers.…

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