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    The Trail Of Tears

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    Why the Trail of Tears? The Trail of Tears was the name, given by the Cherokee Indians, to the forced march from their lands in the southeastern United States to the Indian Territory during 1838-1839. This event is a huge black spot in American history. This is only one instance in the history of man where domination of a weaker race of man occurred. Through enslavement, mandatory assimilation or just the taking of the resources of these people, the white man roamed the world conquering others. Many Native Americans died during this event simply from the manner in which they were relocated. The deaths and hardships encountered on the forced march was such a travesty that the route the Indians were driven on became known as “The Trail of…

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    There were a few events that led to the Trail of Tears. Native Americans fought alongside the British in both the French/ Indian war and the Revolutionary war. When the Americans won the war they confiscated some of the Native American’s land. Before the Indian Removal Act, the Cherokee Tribe was recognized by the Government as their own nation. Gold was another reason that Americans were so eager to get them off their land. Once the white settlers discovered there was gold on Cherokee land,…

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    The Tragic Trail Of Tears

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    establishment of a government modeled on that of the United States. He presided over the nation during the apex of its development in the Southeast, the tragic Trail of Tears, and the subsequent rebuilding of the nation in Indian Territory, in present-day Oklahoma. Ross was born on October 3, 1790, in Turkey Town, on the Coosa River near present-day Center, Alabama. His family moved to the base of Lookout Mountain, an area that became Rossville, Georgia. At his father's store Ross learned the…

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    Trail Of Tears Summary

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    In the book “Trail of Tears: The Rise and fall of the Cherokee Nation” a book where more than 18,000 Indians were forced to move to Oklahoma in a march known as The Trail of Tears, John Ehle explains with details all the events that led to this happening. In the book we learn a lot from the Cherokee nation which was one of the most important tribes at that time. There are also many characters discussed in this book, like the life of major Ridge who was one of the most well known and important…

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    well as adopt European economic practices. However, most white settlers did not care about how “civilized” the Native Americans were, but rather yearned for their prestigious land and would do anything to take that over. The Trial of Tears was an unjust and morally wrong tragedy which took place from 1838 to 1839 in which thousands of Native Americans were forced to leave their…

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    Essay On Trail Of Tears

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    The trail of tears can be defined as, the route along which the United States government forced several tribes of Native Americans, including the Cherokees, Seminoles, Chickasaws, Choctaws, and Creeks, to migrate to reservations west of the Mississippi River in the 1820s, 1830s, and 1840s. The Indian removal act was passed by congress and signed into law by President Andrew Jackson on May 28, 1830. The law was approved by the president to negotiate with the Indian tribes in the southern united…

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    Trail Of Tears DBQ

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    Annika Swenson Period 6 11/16/17 Research Paper Natives had lived on American soil for hundreds of years before Europeans had inhabited it(Document E); however, their birthright did not protect them from the wishes of their American neighbors. Through the Indian Removal Act, Natives were forced to take part in a deadly journey which came to be known as the Trail of Tears. The results of the Trail were catastrophic to Natives, Cherokees alone lost 4000 people on the Trail(Document D); overall,…

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    What was the Trail of Tears? The Trail of Tears was the beginning of the end for the Native Americans. The conflict started back in the 1800s when white people began to settle in the Native American territory leaving them with nothing in the end. People who settled on the western frontier feared the Natives and their savage ways. The Natives wanted nothing to do with the settlers and the settlers wanted the land they thought they were duly entitled to. George Washington, the President at the…

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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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    Trail Of Tears Analysis

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    Following the Indian Removal Act of 1830, countless Native American tribes were forced to leave their lands by the United States government. The physical removal is known as the Trail of Tears, for the vicious and brutal conditions withstood by the victims of forced relocation. As an affect, displacement results in loss and pain for social, cultural, and religious values, unique to topography. Overtime, succeeding generations must come to terms with the suffering endured by their ancestry.…

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