Indian Removal Act

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Our homeland taken away Betrayed so easily at the thought of gold By those we thought would never sway The Indian Removal Act became a well-known name Relocating us west from our Cherokee homeland However, they weren’t all the same Some supported, while others pitied But it made no difference As we had already started this long journey It wouldn’t matter if they showed indifference We cried, we died, we barely survived Paying respects to those that were gone Hoping that they would somehow be revived Ignoring the help from those who could We all blamed Jackson who ignored Supreme Court Even though it wouldn’t do any good It’s been a year We’ve arrived in this so-called home But we’ve only gained more fear What should we do with this newfound

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