Cherokee Move To Indian Territory Essay

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The Cherokee Shall Move to Indian Territory The United States congress passed the Indian Removal Act in 1830. It impacted the Native Americans very much. They had the choice either to stay or to move to Indian Territory west of the Mississippi River. But, if they were to stay they would have to become conformed to the ways of the American people as well as the ways of the American government. If the Cherokee move to Indian Territory, they would be able to live under their own government and not under the American government. Also, the deal that the U.S made with them was too good to give up. Lastly, by moving they would 100% end the chance of any possible civil war between their people and the Georgians, who want their land so bad, that they would kill for it. Therefore, the Cherokee SHOULD be removed, and placed into lands further west. First off, the U.S was being extremely generous when giving the Cherokee such a good offer if they moved. This good deal included 70,000 square miles of land west of the Mississippi River, for their people to move out to, and thrive on. With 70,000 square miles of land, it was enough for more than one square mile per person. It also included $5 million dollars, to help start their new lives out there as a people. The land that was given to them was in a desirable location. Like it said in an article written by …show more content…

Jack Andrews said that, “the people of Georgia will eventually take the Cherokee land by force.” This is true because the Georgians want their land so bad, that they’re willing to kill for it. It’s a lose-lose situation for both sides, because of the many people that will die, so it makes sense for the Cherokee to move so that they can prevent that lost. Thus, if the Cherokee just move to the land set out for them in the west, it would eliminate the chance of ANY civil

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