The Native American removal was the process of evicting approximately 100,000 Indians from their homeland in the United States during the 1830s, resulting in the deaths of approximately 15,000 indigenous people (Britannica). At the time, President Andrew Jackson wanted to populate the Indian tribes’ home territories in the eastern United States with American citizens by forcing Native Americans to move west of the Mississippi River (Doc 6). Out of the tribes, only some followed the President’s orders voluntarily. Others, such as the Seminole tribe, resisted. The Native American removal was not justifiable given the tribes were trying to assimilate, they had already surrendered land to the US, the process was a waste of American time and resources, and the method of removal was inhumane.
He believed that the new settlers would want towns, cities, lush farm lands, civilization and liberty. This led to the Indian Removal Act and what the Cherokee call Trail of Tears. Over several years, Jackson seized millions of acres of Indian Lands making room for cotton plantations. The Removal Act signed in 1830, by President Jackson, was to guarantee the Indians would have land in the west but these promises were later broken. The Removal Act was
By the end of the decade, very few Native Americans remained anywhere in the southeastern United States, the federal militias came to Georgia to force them to leave their homelands and walk thousands miles westward to a specific designated " Indian territory " across the Mississippi River. This difficult and the journey became known as " the Trail of Tears " because of the great hardship faced by Cherokees. The Trail of Tears was started to be a promising guide experience but resulted in tragedy, it was found in memories of a private soldier by John Burnett which describes the dreadful outcomes of the Native Americans who were forced to move out of their homeland, and travel the Trail where They Cried. John G. Burnett was aware and observed the treatment of the Natives that were being pushed westward. He tell how the Indians were loaded and threatened
For example, had the government continued to fund the Freedmen’s Bureau, then the South would have legislated their discriminatory laws much later, if not at all. If the Freedmen’s Bureau had continued, African Americans and poor whites would have continued to receive support from the government as well as from other volunteers, such as carpetbaggers and scalawags. Over time, Southerners would begin to realize that former slaves were becoming equals to them, and slowly begin to accept it, especially since blacks would have the resources and people to enforce this idea. This would lead to America being the just and equal society citizens had wanted since the
In 1838 and 1839, the Indian removal policy forced the Indians to give up their land and walk to Indian Territory (present-day Oklahoma). In the end, the trail stretched through nine states, covering 2,200 miles; over 4,000 Indians lost their lives due to cold, disease, or hunger. Marion
De’Arryona Harris 123 Walnut St Vicksburg, MS 39183 (123) 456-7890 firstname.lastname@example.org Jude Parker CEO, Parker Tech 74 Lincoln Green Lane Church Stoke, PA 194 Dec 11, 1838 Dear Mr. Parker, During the 1838 Congress passed a law called the Indian Removal homes from Georgia to Indian Territory. It was a long walk 4,000 thousand of us died from the terrible weather,illness, weakness. After the devastating journey, the Cherokee Indians tried to settle in their new "desert" home. In the new territory, problems developed with the new arrivals, and Cherokees who had already come here. These problems were quickly overcame.
The first removal treaty to follow the passage of the Indian Removal Act was with the Choctaw Nation in 1830. In 1838 the Cherokee Nation was forcibly removed to reserved areas in what has been called “The Trail of Tears.” It is estimated that almost 8,000 Cherokee people died on the forced
Soldiers escorted the natives to their new territory. Thousands of Cherokees died on the journey to their destination due to harsh conditions, “whooping cough, typhus, dysentery, cholera and starvation”. Protection of territory was promised to them but later ended in 1907 when Oklahoma became a state. The Indian territories have completely disappeared. America desired more land and spread of influence.
1st Set of Journal Entries Entry 1: Accounts of the Wounded Knee Massacre What was the Wounded Knee Massacre? The Wounded Knee Massacre or the Battle of the Wounded Knee was the last armed conflict between the Great Sioux Nation and the United States of America. It occurred at Wounded Knee, South Dakota on December 29, 1890. The United States Army used Hotchkiss cannons while Sioux warriors were poorly unarmed. Hundreds of woman children and old men died in a bloody massacre spoken of by Black Elk and President Harrison in the Wounded Knee Massacre document.
Following Sudan’s independence from Britain in 1956, Sudan has been the site of prolong civil war. In February of 2003, a brutal murder and mass displacement of many civilians occurred in a region quite large in Sudan, known as Darfur. Darfur, about the size of France, is the home to almost 7.5 million Africans and Arab nomadic herders. The people that inhabit the area are predominantly poor and on a very low income. The genocide in Darfur is currently standing as the first genocide to occur in the 21st century.
These Natives travelled on foot to their new lands, on what was later called the “Trail of Tears”. Thousands of them did not survive. By 1840, thousands of Native Americans had been driven from their lands in the southeastern states. These actions by the US government gave white settlers many thousands of acres of desirable
Civil War Battlefield Medicine In what a few may consider the first modern war, the Civil War was home to thousands of injuries and deaths. The Civil War was a devastating war where the Confederates, the South, fought for the idea that slavery should stay and should not be abolished and the Union, the North, fought for the abolishment of slavery. The typical soldier that fought during the Civil War were untrained farmers who either volunteered or were forced into battle. The Confederates started the war with approximately 750,000 troops and the Union with nearly 2 million. The war took the lives of thousands of soldiers, civilians, and important figures.
Thousands of lives were lost in the war, which cost the Jackson administration approximately 40 to 60 million dollars -- ten times the amount it had allotted for Indian removal. In the end, most of the Seminoles moved to the new territory. The few who remained had to defend themselves in the Third Seminole War (1855-58), when the U.S. military attempted to drive them out. Finally, the United States paid the remaining Seminoles to move