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Westward Expansion: Native American's Point-of-View

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Chelsea Johnson

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Transcript of Westward Expansion: Native American's Point-of-View

Chelsea Johnson and
Amanda Mylin Westward Expansion:
Native American's Point-of-View What is the Westward Expansion? Discussion Activity: When: 1830s to 1890s They felt fear and resentment of N.A. The Indian Problem (White Mans View) Indigenous people who inhabited North America Native Amercian's:
THE AFFECTED Forced Native American's to leave
to designated Indian Territory Native American's: THE AFFECTED (con't)
"Indian Removal" (Trail of Tears) - Read the letter from a Native American during
the Westward Expansion that we just provided.
- Think about how this particular person felt
- Discuss with the class how you believe this
person felt and use details from the letter to
back why you feel this way. Where?: Trans-Appalachian West to West Coast of US Why?: - Manifest Destiny
- Search for Economic Opportunity
- Associated westward migration, land ownership, and
farming with freedom
- Offered the possibility of interdependence and
upward mobility Occupied land white people wanted
- Would do anything to get it Solve the problem by making N.A. civilized Where and When?: - 1830s
- Millions of Acres in Georgia, Tennessee,
Alabama, North Carolina, and Florida Trail of Tears:
- On foot
- No food, supplies, or government help
- Whooping cough, typhus, dysentery, cholera, and
starvation
- Estimated more than 5,000 Cherokee's died President Andrew Jackson in 1830 signed Indian Removal Act
- Required government to negotiate removal treaties fairly,
voluntarily, and peacefully
- Andrew Jackson ignored the letter of the law
- Marched Indian's 1200 miles to Indian territory (Indian Reservations) Discussion Based on the information you just gained about the Westward Expansion and the events that happened to the Native American's, how do you believe they felt? http://www.amazon.com/Soft-Rain-Story-Cherokee-Trail/dp/0440412420 Trail of Tears
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