Summary Of Memorial To The Cherokee Nation By John Ross

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Tasha Heath
American history
Memorial to the Cherokee Nation Response Paper five

When John Ross, Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation, went with a delegation to Washington in January 1829 to resolve clashes with the state of Georgia over bonder lines of their homes in which George had wanted them to leave. Rather than lead the passing into useless discussions with President Jackson, Ross wrote an immediate memorial to Congress, completely forgoing the customary mail and requests to the Commander in Chief. . (Tindall & Shi)
In that letter he first starts off talking about how the white people would believe the move west would be better for their people. The Cherokee people believe that instead of it being good for them, it would …show more content…

They do not have any idea what’s out there. What little they do know is there not as much game, water or trees. Which to them are very important to them and there live. They need water to drink game to eat and wood to make their homes with. (“Memorial to the Cherokee Nation Response”)
They been called many harsh names which was very wrong to say. They are not rich people by far or smart. But, they never said they were. However they know they have a right to live on the lands of their fathers and even that right was back by American law. So why is it not also for them? It was a good try, it could have even got a few of their supporters but it did not stop anything. (“Memorial to the Cherokee Nation Response”) But not everyone agreed that the trips should losses their lands. The Cherokee Nation had many supporters such as senators Henry Clay, Theodore Frelinghuysen, and Daniel Webster, as well as Representatives Ambrose Spencer and David (Davy) Crockett. But even with those supporters it did not much good because. In 1830, Congress supported President Jackson Indian Removal Act of 1830, which said that "no state could achieve proper culture, civilization, and progress, as long as Indians remained within its boundaries". This act gave the president power to negotiate removal treaties with Indian tribes living east of Mississippi. Under these treaties, the Indians were to give up their properties east of the Mississippi River in interchange for the properties to the west. . (Tindall &

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