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This proclamation, which had restricted western expansion beyond the Appalachian Mountains, became void, leading white settlers to push farther west.
This occurred due to new immigrations, leading white settlers to push farther west.
This occurred on the native lands, leading white settlers to push west in search of gold.
These were very fertile; with the growing agricultural industry in the south, the whites found this very attractive and wanted the land to grow crops.
These were Indians tribes that were forced to remove themselves from southeastern U.S. states and relocate to 'Indian Territory': present-day Oklahoma.
This was a series of wars between the Seminoles and the U.S. Army. In the end, the government paid the Seminoles to relocate.
Attempt by Indians to assimilate into White society and resist removal. They adopted practices such as large-scale farming, Western education, Christianity and slave-holding.
This was adopted by the Cherokees in 1827, declaring themselves to be a sovereign nation. Georgia refused to recognize the
1) 'They cannot be civilized' 2) The land west of the Mississippi would be theirs forever 3) They'd have fertile lands, schools, etc.
This act gave the president power to negotiate removal treaties with Indian tribes living east of the Mississippi.
This was a written agreement signed in 1835 that turned over to the U.S. government all that was left of the Cherokee lands. The vast majority of Cherokees rejected the arrangement
These two men opposed Indian Removal for years, but eventually accepted it and signed the Treaty of New Echota as members of the 'Treaty Party.'
This Cherokee Chief adamantly opposed Indian Removal and led over 15,000 Cherokees in signing a petition to protest the Treaty of New Echota. The Supreme Court ignored the petition
This was the way in which U.S. soldiers removed the Indians. Examples of this were: coercing Indians into signing treaties, taking Indians at gunpoint and burning and looting homes
Prior to departing on the 'Trail of Tears,' Cherokees were kept in these, also known as Removal Forts. The conditions were horrible.
These spread quickly because of heat and overcrowding and included cholera and dysentery. As a result, many Cherokees died before the journey had begun.
This brought new epidemics of whooping cough and measles. In places where the ground was frozen, Cherokees covered dead bodies with blankets.
This was caused by poor maintenance of riverboats. Many Indians preferred to walk rather than board the 'death ships.'
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