Cherokee To Indian Territory Analysis

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“There is a battle of two wolves inside us all. One is evil. It is anger, jealousy, greed, resentment, lies, inferiority and ego. The other is good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, humility, kindness, empathy and truth. The wolf that wins? The one you feed. - Cherokee Proverb”. The Cherokee had originally lived in Georgia before the Americans decided they wanted that land. The Cherokee signed a treaty, called the Indian Removal Act, agreeing to move out of Georgia into Indian Territory, but after signing the treaty, the Cherokee decided to rebel against it and they started to harm Americans because they wanted the Georgia land. The Americans offered the Cherokee almost everything they owned, millions of dollars, a lot of land, and a good place to move to. But the Cherokee still didn’t agree. The Cherokee should be moved off of the Georgia land because they would still have to live their way of living, they killed many Americans, and they …show more content…

According to the article, “Move the Cherokee to Indian Territory”, it says, “ It is estimated that there are no more than 50,000 Indians in the southwest, which represents more than one square mile per person”. That is a lot of land for the Indians. Technically, each person could get one square mile of land for themselves. Also, the same article states that, “Not only were they given the land in Indian Territory for free, but they were also given $5 million.” The Americans were offering so much for the Indians, but none of them were grateful enough to accept it. Although the Indians are going to lose a lot of land and money moving, they will be getting more back in return than what they had previously. They just didn’t really realized the good effects about moving to another state. In general, the Americans were offering so much to the Indians, I don’t know why they wouldn’t want to turn that

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