How the trail of tears started

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  • Cherokee indians land
  • Dahlonega
  • Cherokee indians land
  • Dahlonega
  • One day their was a hunter looking for an animal on Cherokee lands. Instead of him finding an animal he found gold in Dahlonega witch is still in the Cherokee lands.
  • This guy went into town and told some people about his discovery and he got all the credit for discovering the gold. He was not the one who discovered it first the Cherokee Indians did.
  • Soon after that people stated to search for gold on the Cherokee Indian land. Then they started to like and want the land because it had gold in it. 
  • The Cherokee were nice and smart Indians and they were considered advanced. The Cherokee Indians had there own written language and they could understand and speak English they also had similar looking buildings and clothes as the settlers. The Cherokee believed that if they could do things like the settlers they might be able to get along.
  • Some time after the gold was found the Cherokee were given some rules one of the rules were Cherokee were not allowed to speak against the gold digging. Another rule was the Cherokee could not mine the gold or get the gold. Soon after these rules were placed a new act was placed it was called the Indian removal act it stated that a the Indians had to be moved out of their home land and move to Oklahoma. 
  • That is how the trail of tears started but it is called the trail of tears because many people got sick or starved and died. Another reason was most of the people missed there home and the family members that died it was very sad that's why it is called the trail of tears.
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