Indian Removal Act
Written By: Holly, Hannah, and Colby
December 6, 1830- president Andrew Jackson outlined his Indian removal policy.
February 22,1830 senator Hugh white, from committee on Indian Affairs, reported a bill to provide for an exchange of lad with the Indians. On April 24, 1830 the house of Representatives voted 102-97 to pass the Indian Removal act. In late May it was signed into law.
The removal from ancestral lands caused a long series of battles. More than 46,000 Native Americans were forced to abandon their homes and relocate to "Indian territory" which is now known as Oklahoma. 4,000 died on the journey there from disease, starvation, and exposure to extreme weather.