The act only gave the president the power to negotiate relocation with southern tribes; however, when many Native Americans resisted, the government turned to much more damaging and harmful methods of expulsion (Stewart 38). The Indian Removal Act was utterly inhumane because it was the cause of thousands of deaths and destroyed the lives of the natives that survived. To begin, because of the Indian Removal Act, Native Americans suffered a loss
Some people rejected the idea and did not feel it was right to support the Indian Removal Act. But the actions caused by that where very harsh and taken very badly for the Native Americans. Even all the people in the south were for it and it wasn’t even alright for the Native Americans. “The New Echta treaty was used to expel 1,700 Cherokee's from their Southern homelands. In the winter of 1838- 1839, 14,000 sauntered 1.200 miles through Tennessee, Kentucky, Illinois, Missouri, and Arkansas into Indian land.
In some of the state government has passed laws saying to limit Native Americans rights, territory, power, and authority. In the U.S. Supreme Court, they rejected the laws that limited Native American rights. The harshness still continued especially from the President Andrew Jackson. President Andrew Jackson spoke out on he called the “Native American Removal.” He was an Army general.
As America expanded west in the 1800s, conflict with natives was inevitable. In 1830, Congress passed the Indian Removal Act of 1830, asking the natives to give up their land in exchange for money. Some refused to move off their native land, such as the Cherokees. As a result of this, they were removed and forced to make the journey known as the Trail of Tears.
An Indian delegate went to Washington, to speak on behalf of Native Americans. He called on Wassaja to help press the matter. The Chief went on to say, “if you give us everything, you can take my young men across the water to fight the Germans.” (Page 125) The meaning behind everything was very powerful. It was the Native Americans true freedom and acceptance, to be given citizenship.
After the long walk on the Trail, the compromise of the Act was not kept.. When the Natives arrived at the reservations, they found horrible land, even though the government said it would be good land (Wright). It was instead rocky land that they couldn't even farm on. The Natives believed that the land could not be owned by anyone, but they knew that any land they would live on, would be owned by the United States. Soon settlers came and took the reservations. If the Indians resisted, it could lead to a fight.
The numbers of dead far exceeded that of the Navajo Long Walk. The deportation and removal of the Native Americans became possible because of the 1830 Indian Removal Act and the official sanctioning of the removal. This freed up a lot of land and allowed it to be used for various industrial or agricultural
Chief Joseph feared retaliation by the government and tried to take his people to safety. They got captured and the Nez Perce moved to Kansas, but the fearless leader never gave up. In 1877 the Nez Pierce were ordered to special land reserved for Native Americans. The Nez Pierce ddnt want to go. Instead, Chief Joseph tried to lead 800 of his people to Canada.
During the early to mid eighteen hundreds, Britain, and subsequently, the British Empire underwent a change of attitudes towards slavery. Beginning in the 1807 when Britain outlawed slavery, the development of indentured servitude occurred. Following this, African slaves who were freed, nevertheless, the grueling plantation work still needed people to till the fields and harvest the crops. Indentured servitude of Indians was an, as of yet, mostly untapped resource. The largely illiterate Indian populace, not knowing the agreements in which they were signing, were forced into similar roles and conditions as the recently freed Africans.
The trail of tears is also a good depiction of how power corrupts. The trail of tears is when president Andrew Jackson forced a large portion of the Native American population to relocate their homes, so that he could expand his power. Elizabeth Prine Pauls states that “Estimates based on tribal and military records suggest that approximately 100,000 indigenous people were forced from their homes during that period, which is sometimes known as the removal era, and that some 15,000 died during the journey west” Native Americans were known as peaceful people. They didn’t attack unless they were attacked first. This didn’t matter to Andrew Jackson.
Ross related that it was more than just the taking of their land. Those expanding the frontier were acting like barbarians, destroying and pillaging, while the federal government, that had pledged to protect the Indian in exchange for severe limits on their military forces and their foreign relations.” Ross was also pointing out that it was not just encroachment with people attempting to take their land but it was much bigger than that when people were stealing Cherokee property and destroying their stuff. The representatives of the Cherokee complained on a normal basis they were just asking for the US to uphold its part in the many treaties that they signed with the Cherokee
Imagine having to walk over 1200 miles because someone else wants you land. In 1820 five Native American tribes the Chickasaw, Choctaw, Seminole, Cherokee, and Creek Indians were invaded by all of the white people who came to the U.S from Europe, and the white men got very settled. Ever since the white men showed up to the U.S. there was conflict with the Native Americans. The Indian Removal Act is when southern Indian tribes formed their removal of the Natives and forced them to leave all of there stuff. I believe that the Indian Removal Act is a step in the wrong direction because we were not treating the Native Americans like human beings, it went against the constitution, and jackson wanted to build a wall to separate.
Not wanting to migrate west because of the Upper Creeks, the Seminole tribe fought and killed to keep their roots planted. Eventually coming to the battle of the second Seminole war. After the loss of many men, the war ended and many Native Americans were sent to reservations in the west.
He made decisions based on the interest of those settled Americans who feared the Indians, and also wanted to give the Indians the sovereignty they deserved being a functioning society that was entailed by The United States. He had negotiated the Treaty of New Echota that agreed the Cherokee would sell the remainder of their land west of the Mississippi to the white men for 5 million dollars. Although it was not signed by the Indians chief official, it was negotiated by a Cherokee leader, Major Ridge, who at the time claimed to represent the Cherokee
In the end, most of the Seminoles moved to the new territory. The few who remained had to defend themselves in the Third Seminole War (1855-58), when the U.S. military attempted to drive them out. Finally, the United States paid the remaining Seminoles to move