westward expansion p6

westward expansion p6

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  • The indian removal act was just signed by President Andrew Jackson
  • May 28th, 1830
  • Some moved peacefully. But most showed aggresion to the idea 
  • Tribes like the Cherokee, Seminole and others show hostility to the idea. 
  • MOVE!!
  • After hours of negotiation, the soldiers relocated the Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Creek and Seminole to territory west of the Mississippi river. However the trip to the reservation was not a fun or safe one. Over 4,000 Cherokee, 3,000 Seminole (during the second Seminole war) and any where from 2,500 to 6,000 Choctaw died on the way to the reservation. This is why it's known as the Trail of Tears
  • Those native american tribes are located in modern day Oklahoma. The reolaction of the native americans was a very selfish of the americans at the time and is looked back as a unproud moment in American History. 
  • To Answer the main question, the land belongs to the natives because they were here long before the colonists, or the Spanish. We just forced them to leave from there home for our benefit which was very looked down upon in history.
  • This is our land!
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