Creek Indians in Georgia
Forced to cede last of Georgia's land
The history of the Trail of Tears
At the beginning of the 1830s, nearly 125,000 Native Americans lived on millions of acres of land in Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama, North Carolina and Florida--land their ancestors had occupied and lived there for generations. By the end of the decade, very few natives remained anywhere in the southeastern United States. Working on behalf of white settlers who wanted to grow cotton on the Indians’ land, the federal government forced them to leave their homelands and walk thousands of miles to a specially designated “Indian territory” across the Mississippi River. This difficult and sometimes deadly journey is known as the Trail of Tears.
signed the Indian removal act in 1830 called for all Native Americans to be moved to the western territories
he sold the creek indians land for 200k and was killed for it
Creek leader signed the treaty of New York (Creek had to give up all land east of the Oconee River)