TRAIL OF TEARS
INDIAN REMOVAL POLICY
this man helped remove the Indians from there land.
The Indian Removal Act was signed into law by President Andrew Jackson on May 28, 1830, authorizing the president to grant unsettled lands west of the Mississippi in exchange for Indian lands within existing state borders. A few tribes went peacefully, but many resisted the relocation policy. During the fall and winter of 1838 and 1839, the Cherokees were forcibly moved west by the United States government. Approximately 4,000 Cherokees died on this forced march, which became known as the "Trail of Tears."
trail of tears
the trail of tears location is now a national trail that travels threw Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, and Tennessee.
Fact 01 The Trail of Tears was approximately 1000 miles
Fact 02 The Five Civilised Tribes were were forced to travel from their homelands in the Deep South to reservations in present day Oklahoma
Fact 03 The names of the Five Civilised Tribes were the Cherokee, Choctaw, Seminole, Chickasaw and Creek
Fact 04 The journeys of the Five Civilised Tribes along the Trail of Tears started in 1831
- The Choctaw tribe were removed in 1831
- The Seminole tribe were removed in 1832
- The Creek tribe were removed in 1834
- The Chickasaw tribe were removed in 1837
- The Cherokee tribe were removed in 1838