children must leave their tribe and come to a school where we will give them a white name and must learn english
i didn't know i was being taken away from my tribe. i thought the white men were checking on us like usual
thomas jefferson influenced the indian removal act in 1830 that andrew jackson enacted. now indians had to move to areas where the president wanted them which was out west and took the land they ere forced to leave.
the indians were forced to live in conditions they weren't used to. most of them got sick because they were not familiar with extreme weather than they were before.
"In every way we were abundantly blessed in our every day life in the old country. We had our hunting grounds and all the things that are dear to the heart or interest of an Indian."
words from mary hill , who explain about the life they had and what did after they were moved but she looked at the brighter side in hopes that it got better.
I am a full blood Cherokee Indian born in Going-Lake District, Indian Territory, Cherokee Nation, March 10, 1854, and raised there. My father, Dun-Ev-Nall Alexander was born in Georgia and was driven West during the immigration. All the Indians were gathered up or rounded up by Federal soldiers and put inpens and guarded until ready for the move;
these are words from jobe alexander and explained the fear and judgement that they gone through being heard like animals. having no knowledge about their next destination .
the indians had to move distreated if they refuse to move. families were in tears for leaving a land they call home. the new act promised them something thy didn't want.