1830 Indian Removal Research Paper

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While white settlers bought up lottery tickets and a chance at Cherokee land, the Georgia Legislature began to pass new laws that would override Cherokee sovereignty. Georgia ruled that meetings of the Cherokee Legislature and courts would be illegal and anyone living on Cherokee land and not Cherokee were subject to approval under Georgia law. Some would blatantly reject these imposes of Georgia, one being Samuel Worchester, a white missionary who lived in Cherokee territory for years was jailed and sentenced to “hard labor.” Georgia state legislator’s efforts, were in essence to write the Cherokees out of existence, ignoring the nation’s constitution, borders and laws in the pursuit of Cherokee land. When Cherokee’s approached President…show more content…
stood to gain copious amounts of land and in return the American government would sacrifice its honor. The Trail of Tears and the 1830 Indian Removal would be the beginning of a great division that would occur within the U.S. Americans would later watch in disgust WWII would occur speaking to the similarities of the events and the comparisons of leaders. But what remains a fact is the 1830 Indian Removal was nothing short of ethnic cleansing. The loss of thousands of Cherokee people had to be answered for and balanced out according to Cherokee Law. The individuals responsible for the New Treaty of Echota would undergo their sentence for the violating of the Blood Law and 3 Cherokee men would die in one day. Chief John Ross would spend the next 30 years restoring the heart of his nation; reconstituting the Cherokee government, growth in business, and developing an education system for man and women. By 1860 Cherokee population would double and ancient tribal traditions were honored. In the summer of 1866, 70 year old Chief John Ross would pass away with comfort in the knowledge that the Cherokee Nation had reestablished themselves as a strong, sovereign nation and was prepared for the challenges to come within the years. Spoken in the words of Suquamish Chief Seattle “There is no death. Only a change of worlds.” The Cherokees would prove this
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