Paved the way for the frequently coercive relocation of Native Americans in the Southeastern United States.
The year this piece of legislature was passed
Received strong support from southerners, who were eager to gain access to Indian-controlled lands in Northern Georgia and the area around it.
President who passed the above legislature
Jackson was a veteran of the Seminole wars - fought against Spanish-supported Natives as part of the US effort to annex Florida - and a leading campaigner for Indian Removal policy.
Vice President at the time of the above legislature's passing
Calhoun was constantly at odds with Jackson, particularly over the issue of Nullification and the States' right to secede. Their views on Indian Removal were, however, similar.
Historically settled in Georgia, the Carolinas and Eastern Tennessee.
Historically settled in Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi. Also known as the Creeks, a large number of this tribe's population refused to surrender to US forces following the Red Stick Rebellion and moved to Florida, becoming known as the Seminole (Runaway) People.
Historically settled in Florida. Quickly became a mixed tribe, composed of a runaway population of Muscogee and fugitive African American slaves.
Historically settled in Mississippi, Alabama and Tennessee.
Historically settled in Mississippi, Florida, Alabama and Louisiana.
Colloquial name used to refer to the above tribes as a group
They were so collectively named due to their willingness to adopt traditional American institutions of governance and culture, and were largely compliant with US demands.
Current name of lands then known as 'Indian Territory'
Until being granted statehood in 1907, the territory that is now known as Oklahoma was divided into about 30 regions, each allotted to a specific displaced Native American tribe.
Court case whose ruling stated that the relationship between the Indian Nations and the United States is that of nations and established the doctrine that the national government o
This ruling was handed down by Supreme Court Justice, John Marshall - considered to be among the most important figures in American Judicial History.
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