|Trail Of Tears
The Trail of Tears, was it unjust and inhumane? What happened to the Cherokee during that
long and treacherous journey? They were brave and listened to the government, but they recieved
unproductive land and lost their tribal land.
The white settlers were already emigrating to the Union, or America. The East coast was burdened with new settlers and becoming vastly populated. President Andrew Jackson and the
government had to find a way to move people to the West to make room. President Andrew Jackson
passed the Indian Removal Policy in the year 1830. The Indian Removal Policy which called for the
removal of Native Americans from the Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia area, also
moved their capital Echota in Tennessee to the new capital call New Echota, Georgia and then eventually
to the Indian Territory. The Indian Territory was declared in the Act of Congress in 1830 with the Indian
Elias Boudinot, Major Ridge,...