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Removal of the Cherokee from Georgia (Part 1)

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Angela Brazell

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Removal of the Cherokee from Georgia (Part 1)
Cherokee Myths and Legends
Ga. Story Video

Record at least 2 facts to share with the class.


created the Cherokee syllabary (first Native American written language)
Before this, Cherokee passed down their history orally
Sequoyah had a white father and a Cherokee mother (although some sources report that he was full blooded Cherokee)
He traveled throughout the Cherokee Nation teaching his new written language
His creation allowed The Cherokee Phoenix to be created
Answer Essential Question
How did the Cherokee try to avoid conflict with the settlers?
Today's Agenda
Open: ~ Ga. Stories "Cherokee Myths and

Work ~ Prezi Notes
Session: ~ Video Logs
~ Bio Cards

Closing ~ Answer Essential Question
SS8H5 The student will explain the significant factors that affected the development of Georgia as part of the growth of the United States between 1789 to 1840.
d. Analyze the events that led to the removal of the Cherokees; include the roles of Sequoyah, John Ross, and the Dahlonega Gold Rush.
Essential Question
How did the Cherokee try to avoid conflict with the settlers?
What role did Sequoyah, John Ross, and the Dahlonega Gold Rush play in the events leading to the Trail of Tears?
Cherokee Nation
Cherokee lived in the North Georgia mountains long before Spanish exploration
believed that the best way to save their lands from settlers was to have their society resemble that of the U.S.
they developed a written language, constitution, and a newspaper
they set up schools and adopted an agricultural system which included slavery
None of these things stopped whites from settling on Cherokee Nation land (especially when gold was found)
The Cherokee Phoenix
first newspaper published in the U.S. using Native American language
first issue published in English and Cherokee on February 21, 1828
it lasted until 1834
it was revived during the 20th century and is available today on the web
John Ross (1790-1866)
Cherokee chief of mixed heritage
adopted many European customs
successful business man who owned a large plantation and booming business
had faith in the U.S. government and used the Supreme Court to try to protect his people
Congress passed the Indian Removal Act of 1830 which assured Native Americans would be pushed west past the Mississippi River
Supreme Court ruled in favor of the Cherokees but President Jackson refused to enforce their ruling
Reluctantly, he led his people west losing his wife on The Trail of Tears
He remained the leader until his death
Dahlonega Gold Rush
1828 Benjamin Parks was hunting in North Georgia (Cherokee Nation) and kicked a strange looking rock
it turned out to be gold
this started America's first gold rush (well before California's 1849)
thousands of whites began to settle in Cherokee Nation without permission
1832 Georgia began giving this land to whites in a land lottery
1838 U.S. government removed the Cherokee during The Trail of Tears
so much gold was found that the U.S. government began a mint which produced almost 1.5 million coins
Tough Choices
Ga. Stories

Record at least 2 facts to share with the class.


Ga. Stories

Record at least 2 facts to share with the class.

John Ross
Ga. Stories

Record at least 2 facts to share with the class.

Native American Bio Book
Use the check sheet to complete the Creek portion of your Bio Book
Bio Book pages 1-5
1. Who signed the Treaty of New York?

2. What did the Treaty of Indian Springs do?

3. Where were the Creeks indians moved?
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