How To Expedite The Indian Removal Act 1830

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While fighting for independence from Britain, the United States created Indian agencies to guarantee neutrality among the Indians. In 1789, the United States Congress placed Indian affairs, including negotiating treaties, under the War Department. The Bureau of Indian Affairs was later established in 1824 to administer "the fund for the civilization of Indians ... under the regulations established by the department." The Bureau helped represent Indians in the government, including recommendations to laws and treaties on behalf of them. The Bureau would also facilitate the federal government 's objective of acquiring Indian land by making them move to reservations. This included addressing Indian claims that arose from such laws. By 1830 many Indian agents believed that the relocation of the Indians could be achieved by persuasion, contrastingly, President Andrew Jackson, determined to use force, introduced the Indian Removal Act (1830) to expedite the removal. By this time most people were making reference to the Florida Indians as the Seminoles, and Creek identity among them became distant in location and language. This separation occurred despite pressures from both Creek claims…show more content…
Gibson, 1833.” Mahon addressed the federal government’s effort to reunite Seminoles with Creeks as “kindred friends,” but explained this position on White ignorance of Creek-Seminole relations. It is important, though, to emphasize that the difficulty in constructing the fate of the Seminoles relied on treaties written by the White Americans. Oftentimes the Seminoles were also dependent on Blacks both interpreting for, and representing, Seminole Indian interests; leaving speculation of divided
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