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
Both had multiple casualties from malnutrition and disease and had to endure the same hardships. The difference is that the United States did this action out of greed for the Native Americans land that they own east of the Mississippi River. Ethan Davis rights in his article “An Administrative Trail of Tears: Indian Removal,” that Congressional Democrats told society that the Removal Act was "a measure of life and death. Pass the bill on your table, and you save [the Indians]. Reject it, and you leave them to perish"(11).
Chief Red Jacket utilizes repetition, pathos, and rhetorical questions to convince the Americans to tolerate the religion of the Native Americans. The defense of Chief Red Jacket gave to his religion is a wonderful piece of history that does not get enough credit. Chief Red Jacket’s speech illuminates the thoughts of the Native Americans in that specific era. Today, the Native Americans and other minorities in the United States of America have been having more recognition. One of the actions that have been a little unpopular in US History is the religious
In the winter of 1838- 1839, 14,000 sauntered 1.200 miles through Tennessee, Kentucky, Illinois, Missouri, and Arkansas into Indian land. Also, primarily, 4,000 men, woman, and children died from disease, exposure to extreme conditions, and hunger. It is now remembered as The Trail of Tears”. (“How-the-Native-Americans-Were-Treated-In-The-1800 -
Another aspect from his life is that he greatly promoted rights for Native Americans and wrote out against the stereotypes that white societies have about Native Americans. While going through Custer Died for Your Sins, some of Deloria’s biases are that not only does he discuss the different myths that white people have about Native Americans. Deloria also talks about how many of those ideas about Native Americans still continue today, especially among whites who interact with Indians for the first time. Another bias he includes is that despite all of the treaties done for the Indians they have not constantly helped all of tribes and have sometimes made things
Authorizing the president to grant unsettled lands west of the mississippi in exchange for lands west of the mississippi, in exchange land within state borders. During the winter of 1838 the cherokees were forced to move west by the United States government. Four thousand cherokees died on this walk, which is known as the “Trail of Tears”. This is why Andrew Jackson was a bad president, because of the cruel indian removal act.
In order for Hayes to have the presidency he would have to remove the Federal soldiers from the south, Hayes agreed (Background Essay paragraphs 4-5). This was a big mistake. Southern resistance killed reconstruction by having the Ku Klux Klan murdering
The Genocide: Trail of Tears/The Indian removal act During the 1830s the united states congress and president Andrew Jackson created and passed the “Indian removal act”. Which allowed Jackson to forcibly remove the Indians from their native lands in the southeastern states, such as Florida and Mississippi, and send them to specific “Indian reservations” across the Mississippi river, so the whites could take over their land. From 1830-1839 the five civilized tribes (The Cherokee, Choctaw, Seminole, and Chickasaw) were forced, sometimes by gun point, to march about 1,000 miles to what is present day Oklahoma. While making this gruesome travel more than 4,000 Indians died from disease, starvation and treacherous conditions. This travel became known as the “trails of tears”.
The march was led by U.S. Army Cpt. Kit Carson, the local commander in New Mexico and hero of The Battle of Glorieda Pass. The relocation was soon after viewed as a catastrophic failure, and The Navajos where than returned to their native lands by the Treaty of 1868. 3.The Trail of Tears was an unfortunate event that helped pave the way for American expansion. The Cherokee Trail of Tears did not solely comprise of Cherokee Native Americans, but many of the
The overwhelming amount of proslavery settlers in the new territories resulted in a violent war, “Bleeding Kansas,” an event that separated the North and South for good. Stephen A. Douglas, the author of the Kansas-Nebraska Act, originally believed that power should be granted to the people, a decision that caused disaster. In the essay, “Bleeding Kansas: From the Kansas-Nebraska Act to Harper 's Ferry,” by Nicole Etcheson, she claims, “Illinois Senator Stephen A. Douglas never intended such a result...Under the provisions of the 1820 Missouri Compromise, the northern half of the Louisiana Purchase, west of Iowa and Missouri, was free territory. In 1854, Douglas revised the latest version of the bill, creating the territories of Kansas and Nebraska and replacing the prohibition on slavery with popular sovereignty - the right of the people, through their territorial legislatures, to decide whether to have slavery” (Etcheson 1). By stating that Stephen A. Douglas “never intended such a result,” the author discusses the weaknesses and chaos that resulted from a foolish
Indian removal President andrew jackson signed a law on may 28, 1830. The law was called the Indian Removal. A few tribes went peacefully but some did not want to go and leave their home. In 1838-39 the cherokee were forcefully removed from their homes. 4,000 cherokee died on this trip which became known as “The trail of Tears”.
Andrew Jackson, from Tennessee, was a forceful leader in the Indian removal. In 1814 he commanded the U.S. military forces that defeated a part of the Creek group. In their defeat, the Creeks lost 22 million acres of land in southern Georgia and central Alabama. The U.S. acquired
The “Trail of Tears” is where the Cherokee nation was forced to move to the east. The “Trail of Tears” was part of Jackson 's Indian Removal Act of 1830. In the textbook “The American Pageant”, page 267 in the book it states that “Jackson’s policy led to the forced uprooting of more than 100,000 Indians. In 1830 Congress passed the Indian Removal Act, providing for the transplanting of all Indian tribe then resident east of the Mississippi.” In other words this is saying that, because of Jackson’s selfishness of wanting to expand land more than 100,000 Indians lost their lands. In this tragical trail called the “Trail of Tears” about 4,000 of them died on the trail due to hunger, and disease.
This book also includes several documents such as letters and speeches created by southerners, westerners, and people of the catholic faith in response to this policy. These are included so the author could show examples of people’s reactions to the new policy. The last book included in this section is titled “The way we lived”. This book is a collection of essays and documents from around this time, all discussing actions taken by the US government, people in different parts of the country, and policies put in place. Many of these documents are to show favor to the natives, so it seems pretty one sided.
To begin with, in Source E, it shows the map of the Indian Territory in Oklahoma, and it describes what went on. It states "Tens of thousands of Native Americans previously living east of the Appalachian Mountains were removed from their homes and ancestral lands by the United States Army and were forced to walk hundreds of miles at gunpoint to 'Indian Territory." This goes against everything written on those two documents because they are literally forcing tribes from east of the Appalachian to all move into one state, because they want to claim all of the land for the American people. Firstly, not all of the tribes maintain peace with each other and now they being crammed into one state all together which probably would not turn out good. In addition, the Native Americans were living in the country, before any of the Americans were, yet they are being forced to move.