What Are The Pros And Cons Of The Indian Removal Act

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The Indian Removal act was a complete step in the wrong direction for our Nation. This act gave federal government power to relocate the Native Americans in the East. This occurred in the West of the Mississippi River in about 1830-1840. About 60,000 natives suffered from the Indian removal Act. Americans should be against Indian Removal Act because it was a huge event of discrimination, removed the Native Americans harshly and violently from their land, and treated Natives unfairly. Overall, the indian removal act greatly discriminated the Natives and was a complete step in the wrong direction for our country. The Native Americans were discriminated throughout the Indian Removal Act. Many believe that the Natives were lucky to have this happen to them because they were separated from the white Americans, it brought the tribes together, and that some of the tribes sold their land for money to move. Although many believe that this event was a positive vibe towards the Indians, they still had to suffer from malnutrition and starvation, many died in the process. In the Indian Removal Act Prezi, Pros and …show more content…

Many claim that they were separated from the whites and were protected, and it freed them from the power of the states. In my mind, the Whites didn’t need to kill and suffer many of the Natives to separate them from themselves. Also soldiers didn't need to drag women from their homes. As stated in John G. Burnett’s Story of the Removal of Cherokees, “Men working in fields were arrested and driven to stockades. women were dragged from their homes by soldiers whose language they could not understand. children are often separated from their parents and driven into stockades with the sky for a blanket and the Earth for a pillow.” This shows that the Natives were treated harshly and discriminated. Overall, the Cherokees were discriminated and treated horrifically during the time of the indian removal

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