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The Trail of Tears

Mr. Groce's class 2010: My project about the forced removal of the Cherokee Indians to Oklahoma.

Stephen Yang

on 18 May 2010

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Transcript of The Trail of Tears

So... What is the ? So basically, the Trail of Tears was the forced removal of over 14,000 Cherokee Indians from their home to Oklahoma, which was over 1,200 miles away. That would take you
driving in a car at 60 miles per hour.
And whose fault was it?
(and all the tons of people trickling into America to live here) Well all of those tons of people trickling into America need places to settle and live on right? "Hey! Look at those Indians over there! They have so much land! Let's take some! "Some" turned out to be 25 million acres after white settlers had removed 4 different Indian tribes. In 1819, the Cherokee were forced to give up all the claims to their land Then, in 1830, President Andrew Jackson signed the "Indian Removal Act", which called for all the Cherokee to be moved west of the Mississippi. and as a bonus, earlier, gold had been discovered in the Cherokee territory In 1831 the Cherokee brought their case to the U.S. Supreme Court. The result was that the "Indian Removal Act" still applied to them. But the next year, the Cherokee won the challenge of law after taking their case to Court again! duh duh duh duh In 1835, Jackson signed a treaty with a group of "Cherokee Cheifs". The "chiefs" didn't even represent the Cherokee Nation, but "they" agreed to sell all of the Cherokee lands in North Carolina for land west of the Mississippi. By:
da yiNg yaNg!
Wow! In 1838, more than 14,000 Cherokee were rounded up by General Winfield Scott and his soldiers and put into temporary stockades. In October, the Cherokee began the 1,200 mile march. It was very cold during the journey, and road conditions weren't that good either. The distress of winter, illness, and road conditions led to daily deaths. Over 4,000 Cherokee died during the six month journey. That's nearly seven times more than the amount of people in our school. Hence, this journey became known as: The Wow! T O T The poor, poor Cherokee :( ...and Alan :)
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