Quinn's Cherokee Storyboard
Updated: 2/10/2020
Quinn's Cherokee Storyboard

Storyboard Text

  • John Ridge
  • Treaty of New Echota
  • Pleasure doing business with you.
  • This guy is so dumb...
  • Removal
  • I don't feel so good...
  • John Ridge and some of his family members led a minority who argued that removal was inevitable and wanted to get the best deal possible.
  • A Costly Journey
  • WHYYYYY!!!???
  • In 1835 John Ridge signed the Treaty of New Echota , selling the entirety of the Cherokee's land for $5 million. This goes against the constitution's basic principles.
  • Murder of a Traitor
  • 16,000 members of the Cherokee Nation, the U.S.'s latest cpnquered subjects, were forced to move to Oklahoma.
  • Nowadays
  • Thousands died en route as well as soon after arrival. This became known as the Trail of Tears.
  • *STAB*
  • In 1839, Ridge, his father, and one of his cousins were murdered by an unknown culprit. Many Cherokees viewed Ridge as a traitor, so there were too many suspects to go through.
  • *GASP*
  • Today's Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma has more than 317,000 citizens.