Trail of Tears
Yash Patel, Matthew Carter, Alize Rivera, Olivia Versele
The Treaty of New Echota
This is the treaty that pushed the Native Americans out West to Oklahaoma. Only 300 of the 500 Cherokee delegates attended and none were selected by the the Cherokee Nation. All land was ceded for a total of 5 million dollars. The treaty was introduced due to the federal government wanting land. This is a social injustice as the true votes and opinions of the Cherokee were not represented in the Treaty of New Echota
Native American Struggle
Around 16,000 Native Americans were forced walk 2,200 miles to their designated destinations out West. Many Native Americans, around 4,000, died to sickness and fatigue. This is an example of social injustice because Native Americans (Cherokee) were forced to leave their homes and perished on the way to present day Oklahoma.
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