The Cherokee Removal The Americans of European ancestry often have described Native Americans as primitive, savage, and even and uncivilized. In this this paper I will provide primary evidence that supports what the Americans believed about the Natives, along with their few false accusations. I will also discuss how the Cherokee removal affected the natives during their journey along with afterwards. Before the removal was enforced, an upper class Cherokee, son of a warrior, John Ridge gave details on the Cherokee nation and how they are changing their lifestyles because of Americans.
Being one of the more “advanced” tribes, the Cherokee thought early about making sure they could do everything possible to create preventative measures against having their land taken away. Before there was a more serious federal discussion on removing the tribe, they were working hard to becoming a more “civilized” group of people to become more accepted by regular Americans and to better themselves. In order to both help their case and further the process of becoming civilized, they set up a constitution which closely resembled that of the US Constitution. In the Cherokee Constitution, it allowed them to set up an actual border around their territory and set up a government, both which were signs of earlier resistance against their removal
When North Carolina opened up its western territory for private sale; the State of Franklin was the effect. The State of Franklin was named in honor of Benjamin Franklin, who the Settlers wanted to secure support from. Settlers and wealthy land speculators flooded the area. The region is now known as East Tennessee. The State acted independently and made it’s own schools and courthouses.
“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.
In 1830 Andrew Jackson passed the “1830 Indian Removal Act” (2) though senate. Out of the five major Native American groups that were affected by this legislation, only the Cherokee decided not to run or give up, but rather fight in the courts. This led to the most referenced court case in the supreme court history. This court case is a mile stone in the United States History due to, the events leading up to the court case, the Supreme Court ruling represents, and what became of the court’s decision.
The relationship between the Cherokee and the United States has changed over time. When America was first founded, the Americans wanted the Cherokee's land. The Cherokees were forced to leave by the U.S. Army. My evidence from Readworks.org is " In the 1830s, in a famous event know as the Trail of Tears, the United States Army forced the Cherokee to march to Oklahoma." This shows that Cherokee were forced to move.
Forty Niners Gold Rush On January 24 1848 when James W. Marshall found gold at Sutter 's Mill in the town of Coloma located in California. Then when the word got out everyone from around the world rushed to California to try to strike it rich in search of gold. The people that rushed to California were later referred to the Forty Niners. The Forty Niners contributed to the Economy by populating the state of California.
White residents of the United States clashed with the Indigenous people on land, food, and rights, without a permanent compromise. In 1829, President Andrew Jackson proposes to move all Indigenous people within America’s current territory to reservations. After being pursued for nearly thirty years, the Choctaw and the Chickasaw tribes agreed for their removal. This would allow whites to live their civilized lives as the Indigenous people cast off their savage habits in remote reservations. President Jackson’s Case for the Removal Act shows that those of power and majority decide the terms of segregation.
The Cherokee Indians are unprotected due to their alliance with the British. This Alliance made it so that the Cherokee went against every other Indian tribe and needed to assimilate with the U.S. people to keep ⅓ of their land. The U.S. supreme court orders the army to protect the Cherokee, but Jackson decides against it. Well now every other Indian tribe dislikes them and then they have Georgia is trying to come into their land and take the rest.
All discrimination, racism, and stereotyping against the Native Americans, was bound to happen the day Columbus landed in the Caribbean; after that it just went downhill. The English and French colonists joined the Spanish, and their colonization of the north-west was what led to the plight of the native population. Then the treaties started rolling over the native peoples, which at first seemed like good agreements, but then the treaties began to be violated. Some of the worst violations were made against the Cherokee Nation.