Trail of Tears

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  • Andrew Jackson And The Cherokee In The 1800's

    In the 1800’s when America was still developing as a new country, there were still many conflicts proceeding throughout that period. Andrew Jackson served as the seventh president and his main concern was the removal of the Cherokee tribe from their own land. As a result, the Cherokee people were divided amongst themselves because of this act President Jackson wanted to enforce. While many Cherokee people ignored Jackson’s instructions and stay in their land, few did go to what is now Oklahoma.…

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  • Shawnee Indian Tribe Research Paper

    The Shawnee Indian tribe originated in the Tennessee region. They migrated to many other parts of America including Pennsylvania. They adopted lifestyles that were best suited for the regions that they lived in. Many of the Shawnee tribes lived in Wigwams which was a temporary shelter that are small cone-shaped houses made of wooden frames with arched roofs. Some wigwams were covered with buffalo hides if they were available in the area. The Shawnee tribes in Pennsylvania ate fish and game…

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  • Sitting Bull Research Paper

    I am going to talk about Sitting Bull. Born in 1831 in South Dakota and died on December the 15th of the year 1890 in Standing Rock Indian Reserve, sitting bull is a tribal chief and physician of the Lakotas Hunkpapas (Sioux). Sitting Bull gained the title of "holy man sioux", or "wičháša wakȟáŋ". His holy man's responsibilities were mainly the understanding of complex religious rituals and the management of Sioux's belief . He is one of the leading Native Americans resisting the US…

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  • Chief Joseph Thesis

    Chief Joseph Chief Joseph(hin-mah-too-yah-lat-kekt) was born march 3,1840 in Wallowa valley,Oregon. Chief Joseph was a Nez Perce Indian chief who faced with settlement by whites of tribal lands in Oregon and led his followers in a dramatic effort to escape to Canada . Chief Joseph,known by his people as (hin-mah-too-yah-lat-kekt) (thunder coming up over the land from the water), was best known for his tribe into reservations.The nez perce were a peaceful…

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  • Sam Houston's Tough Decisions

    At some point in everyone's live we are confronted with a tough decision but the decisions Sam Houston had to make are pretty hard to beat. Sam Houston was a honest and intelligent first president of Texas who makes some very hard decisions in his life that I can fully relate to. I have had many experiences of dealing with this kind of situation in my life.Some of the hard decisions that Sam Houston had to make where how to deal with the Native Americans, vote on the Kansas Nebraska Act, and…

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  • Summary: Key Characteristics Of The Cherokee

    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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  • Indian Removal Act Justified Essay

    Imagine your family made a beautiful quilt full of their history and lineage, one that has been passed down to each generation. Now imagine that someone offered to buy that quilt from you, promising a good amount of money and another, “better”, quilt. This is like the Cherokee’s situation. The president promised new and better land, but it wasn’t as good as it sounded. When the Indian Removal Act of 1830 was passed, it gave the president, Andrew Jackson, power to talk to the tribes and negotiate…

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  • 1864 The Sand Creek Massacre

    By the time the 1830’s the government had forced the native tribes to move to the great plains . White settlers believed that the land they were on was to dry for planting crops , this is why the Treaty of fort laramie was put into place in 1851 not many agreed to it but they had no choice . In 1864 the Sand Creek Massacre happened when the militia set fire on a peaceful village , later the tribes responded with attacks on soldiers and settlements these attacks is the result of the Second Treaty…

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  • Roanoke Colony Dbq

    I believe that when Governor John White left Roanoke Island for England to get supplies, the colonists were expecting him to return back to the island in a few months. However, when the colonists did not hear anything from him or see him return after more than a year they began to think that White would not be returning to the island. In 1588, Spanish soldiers received reports that the English were establishing a new colony in the New World. The colonists, not wanting to be attacked and killed…

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  • John Ross Indian Removal Act

    The Removal Act of 1830 was signed by seventh President of the U.S., Andrew Jackson. This act allowed the President to explore unsettled lands pushing the Indians west. The act was not in specific removal of Indian tribes, but in order to acquire their land with treaties. Andrew Jackson professed the Indian Removal Act would be best for the tribes to get away from the whites and it gave them their chance to escape U.S. power. In Jackson's eyes, removing the Indians will also grant them a…

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