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The Trail of Tears

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The Trail of Tears
"Trail of Tears (Lindneux)." Image. Native Stock Pictures. American History. ABC-CLIO, 2013. Web. 24 Sept. 2013.
"Nightfall on the Trail". Digital image. Maxdstandley. Web. 24 Sept. 2013.
BY :
Janelle Preciado
Keydi Kenderson
Bowes, John. "Treaties and Relocations: Need To Know." American History. ABC-CLIO, 2013. Web. 25 Sept. 2013.
"Trail of Tears" by Robert Lindeux
The Indian Removal Act. Digital image. On This Deity. N.p., n.d. Web. 9 Sept. 25.
Ball, Dewi I. "Indian Removal." American History. ABC-CLIO, 2013. Web. 25 Sept. 2013.
Indian Removal Act 1830
*Originally developed by George Washington in the late 1700's
Routes of the Indian Removal
"Trail of Tears." American History. ABC-CLIO, 2013. Web. 25 Sept. 2013.
Preposed by President Andrew Jackson in 1830.
On the Trail, the Cherokee were forced to deal with immeasurable suffering.
Approximately 60,000 of the 130,000 relocated Cherokee Indians died solely on the way.
Where?
"Nightfall on the Trail"
An Act that "proposed" that the "Five Civilized Tribes" of Native Americans "exchange" their land near developing states for land due west of the Mississippi River.
He wasn't original.
Andrew Jackson (and the people who approved of the Act) :
What would this mean for those Native
American individuals and families?
They would have to leave their homes for unfamilliar territory in the west by "Relocation Routes".
One of these Relocation Routes was called the
"Trail of Tears".

What was the "Trail of Tears?"
The name Cherokee Indians gave for the path that they were forced to march from their land in the South East to the "indian territory" during 1838.
What kind of things did they have to suffer through?
Weather exposure
"Trail of Tears." American History. ABC-CLIO, 2013. Web. 25 Sept. 2013.
The Trail originated in Tennessee and followed an overland route through Kentucky, Illinois, Missouri, and Arkansas.
Why?!!!!!!
The Americans thought that the Indians were crazy savages and useless to have a"civilized" society

"Native American Lands: Need To Know." American History. ABC-CLIO, 2013. Web. 25 Sept. 2013.
Stockdale, Nancy. "Removal Era: Indians Make Way for Expansion." American History. ABC-CLIO, 2013. Web. 25 Sept. 2013.
Patrick's Trail Of Tears. Digital image. N.p., 12 Dec. 2012. Web. 9 Sept. 2013.
Andrew Jackson's general dislike towards the Native American people.
The Americans had a need for vaster and more fertile tracts of land by greedy speculators
Starvation
Disease
SO, What was the historical significance of this event?
The more intelligent leaders the filed suit against the U.S. government, and they gained rights after many years to thier land.
The Cherokee tribe and other Native Americans no longer trusted Americans and their government
The Cherokee tribe was split into two:
those who agreed and/or were forced to move

those who escaped and refused to go through with the relocation
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