Dade Massacre Lindley Hill Dr. Davis AMH 2020 Final Paper 20 October 2015 The Dade massacre was a battle between the Seminole Indians and United States Army in December of 1835. Named after Francis L. Dade, who was one of the soldiers killed in battle. At the time, the American government was trying to force the Native Americans out of Florida. Most of the tribes ended up leaving, but not willingly. The Seminole tribe gave the American Army a run for their money.
The Trail of Tears was part of the Indian-removal process. The federal government drove out fifteen thousand Creeks from their land with promises of money and concessions. All across America, nearly a quarter of a million Native Americans, who eventually were stripped of their land by immigrants from Europe, lived happily in the Americas. In the early 1830’s, America was prosperous with natives. By the late 1830’s; however, barely any natives remained in the southeast of the United States.
This combination of events that all unfold in the same general timeframe must have had a tremendous impact each and every aspect of Black Elk. While the inner struggle of Black Elk was one of the biggest points I gained in chapter 21, this treatment and expansion westward of the Wasichus’ is something that most of us have learned about at some point in our academic careers, but might not have focused on in depth. For me personally, growing up we learned a little bit of this “white expansion westward” but it was nothing of such great importance that I found myself digging more deeply into. But as we read Black Elk Speaks and discuss the movements of the Ghost Dance movements. I cannot only begin to make many similarities to the previous wrongdoings we have discussed in the course towards the Native American people and traditions.
Through my reading and research on the topic of the Mountain Meadows Massacre, I discovered why the band of emigrants from Arkansas may have been attacked. First, through the stories I have heard at church, I know the church was forced out of
The cherokee (chair-uh-kee) tribe was a tribe located in the southeastern part of the United States in states like Georgia, North and South Carolina, Virginia, Kentucky, and Tennessee. Descendants now mostly live in Oklahoma. Many of the descendants now live in Oklahoma because of the Trail of tears which was the removal of Native americans by forcing them to Indian reservation, and if the tribes didn’t go by will the american army would force them.
Parris takes Hale’s books and makes a remark about how heavy they are, Hale then responds “They must be; they are weighted with authority.” (Miller 36) This reveals the fallacy; argument from authority. It is believed Hale has an abundance of knowledge of witchcraft because of all the books that he owns. However, there is a flaw in that thinking because Hale has not personally dealt with witchcraft. After this we see more of Hale’s personality. He starts off as a kind man who felt pride in being asked to make certain of the witchcraft and fells confident in his faith and knowledge.
The Genocide: Trail of Tears/The Indian removal act During the 1830s the united states congress and president Andrew Jackson created and passed the “Indian removal act”. Which allowed Jackson to forcibly remove the Indians from their native lands in the southeastern states, such as Florida and Mississippi, and send them to specific “Indian reservations” across the Mississippi river, so the whites could take over their land. From 1830-1839 the five civilized tribes (The Cherokee, Choctaw, Seminole, and Chickasaw) were forced, sometimes by gun point, to march about 1,000 miles to what is present day Oklahoma. While making this gruesome travel more than 4,000 Indians died from disease, starvation and treacherous conditions. This travel became known as the “trails of tears”.
The Creek Indians were defeated and forced to sign treaties that would relinquish twenty-million acres of land. In Jacksons presidency, he was approved by Congress to fulfill the Indian Removal Act of 1830. This act granted land exchange which placed the natives in new property under U.S. protection. “Jackson and his followers were free to persuade, bribe, and threaten tribes into signing removal treaties and leaving the Southeast.”, he succeeded to where 50,000 eastern Indians were moved. Soldiers escorted the natives to their new territory.
Before the world was made, all beings lived in the sky. - The Trail of Tears was a turning point for the Cherokees in America. Being forced to move westward for the American benefit cost them greatly. The Cherokees’ once rich culture was damaged from this forced movement. Cherokee men were strong and fearless fighters.
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
Perhaps the most controversial of Jackson’s actions during his presidency is the Indian Removal Act of 1830 that lead to the Trail of Tears. Soon after becoming president, Jackson passed the former act which called for the relocation of native tribes from their homelands to a designated “Indian territory” in present-day Oklahoma. While Jackson had a clear idea of his plans, he befriended the tribes and promised them prosperity, friendship, and the possibility of becoming civilized children of God. In other words, he, the symbol of reassurance in America, stabbed the backs of all natives. Beyond the question of Jackson 's morality, what was the ultimate reason behind the removal?
He caused the death of hundreds of Indians. The Indian Removal Act was put in place to get land from the Indians to expand America. Courts told Jackson that he couldn 't take the Indians land. While the law was passed by congress. Andrew Jackson didn 't care he forced them walk to new land and hundreds of Indians died which was the Trail of Tears.