The Indian Removal Act

Topics: Cherokee, Trail of Tears, Native Americans in the United States Pages: 1 (259 words) Published: March 27, 2014
In this essay I’m going to be talking about the Indian Removal Act in 1830. I will be answer questions like who made the Native Americans relocate. Where did they go? Why did the make them move? How did they travel? What was it that made them make the Native Americans move?

During the year of 1830 president congress passed the Indian Removal Act that Andrew Jackson signed. The trail they took the Native Americans on is now called the Trail of Tears. The reason for the name is because there were a lot of tears on the way because of family members dying of starvation and dieses. Females had to carry their children on their backs while males carried all the stuff they can get before they got forced out of their homes and land.

It was a relocation of Cherokee, Choctaw, Chickasaw, Creek, and Seminal. All didn’t fight back except for the Florida tribe “Seminal” they fought back but lost. The rest of the tribes knew right away they didn’t have a chance against the Americans so they didn’t even take the chance of fighting back. The Americans went and forced the Indian tribes to start moving right away. The Indians didn’t have enough time to get all their belongings so they got what they could and went. There were about 60,000 Indians that moved. Some of the Indians didn’t have any shores or blankets to keep warm so the Americans provided them with some blankets. About 4,000 Cherokees dies on the Trail of Tears.
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