Trail of Tears

By Dulana Clark-Trail

INDIAN REMOVAL PART 1

The United States gained control over 3/4 of Alabama and Florida, as well as parts of Georgia, Tennessee, Mississippi, Kentucky and North Carolina.


The United States is forcing the Indians to move while they are taking over the Indian's land.

INDIAN REMOVAL PART 2

Many were treated brutally. An estimated 3,5000 Creeks died in Alabama and on their westward journey. Some were transported in chains. Families were separtaed - the elderly and ill forced out at gunpoint.


The United States is treating the Indians like animals and letting them die.

JUDGMENT DAY PART 1

Jackson's attitude toward Native Americans was paternalistic and patronizing -- he described them as children in need of guidance. And believed the removal policy was beneficial to the Indians.


Jackson didn't like the Native Americans and just wanted to get rid of them.

JUDGMENT DAY PART 2

But some Americans saw this as an excuse for a brutal and inhumane course of action, and protested loudly against removal.


The Americans are jealous of the Native Americans.

TREATY OF 1835 PART 1

This was the last treaty involving the eastern Cherokees prior to their forced removal west to Indian Territory.


It was a fraudulent treaty that wasn't sign by the principal chief of the Cherokee, John Ross, nor was it signed by any member of the official Cherokee governing council.

TREATY OF 1835 PART 2

The 20 Cherokee signers of this treaty and their supporters hence forth became known as the Cherokee Treaty Party or the Ridge Party.


Some of the signers felt that they are signing their own death warrant.

PROTEST OF THE CHEROKEE NATION PART 1

The entire country is covered with a dense forest of valuable timer, also abounding in inexhaustible quarries of marble and limestone. Above all, possesses the most extensive regions of the precious metal known in the United States.


The Americans knew that the land is valuable, so that's why the Americans wanted the Native Americans out.

PROTEST OF THE CHEROKEE NATION PART 2

The sum of 5 millions, 6 hundred thousand dollars only, is proposed to be paid: the price given for the lands at this rate would not exceed 30 cents per acre.Will Georgia accept the whole amount, for that portion with in her limits.


He's protesting because they took the land that is very valuable and giving them cents on the dollar.