Analysis Of Our Hearts Are Sickened By Chief John

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“Our Hearts Are Sickened” is a letter written by Chief John Ross of the Cherokee tribe located in Georgia. The letter was written in 1836, just eight years after the beginning of President Andrew Jackson’s term. During Jackson’s Presidency, he pushed Native Americans off of their land and they were forced to move west leaving, for most of them, the only home they had known.
This is a letter written to the United States and House of Representatives. Chief Ross wrote the letter in protest of the removal of the Cherokee tribe from their home in Georgia. Chief Ross says, “we are denationalized; we are disfranchised. This refers to the extreme cruelty his people experienced. His people along with other Native American tribes were stolen of their

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