Trail Of Tears Analysis

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The United States and the Native Americans were not very friendly. They often solved their conflicts by fighting. President Jackson and the United States wanted to get rid of the Natives. The Natives were forced out of their land and had to walk to their new home. They called the path they took the Trail of Tears because of the bad conditions and many Cherokees died along the way. The three sources about the Trail of Tears/Indian Removal Act help the reader understand the event because they get different stories of how people feel about getting rid of the Natives. The History channel Trail of Tears video shows Jackson is overpowering and doesn’t care about the Natives because he wants the Natives join the U.S. or leave. According to the History…show more content…
While a soldier was walking with the Cherokee on the Trail of Tears, they wrote about how awful it was. According to A Soldier's Account it says,” the sufferings of the Cherokees were awful. The trail of the exiles was a trail of death. They had to sleep in the wagons and on the ground without fire. And I have known as many as twenty-two of them to die in one night of pneumonia due to ill treatment, cold, and exposure.” The Trail of Tears was about a 2,200 mile walk to remove natives from the U.S land. The Cherokees and U.S soldiers had to walk this path in the middle of November. The conditions on the Trail of Tears were terrible. 4,000 Cherokees died along the way to get to their new home. Many died of exposure because they didn't have proper clothing and were covered up to prevent the cold. Many got sick and there wasn’t any medicine or doctors to help them. They didn’t have fires to protect them against the cold. The Trail of Tears was called the Trail of Death because of all these conditions.The horrible conditions Natives faced along the way makes the Trail of Tears sad. This shows that the Trail of Tears was sad because of the horrible conditions the Natives faced along the
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