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trail of thears
Updated: 6/7/2019
trail of thears
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  • Andrew Jackson was the U.S. president convinced some Cherokee leaders to sign a treaty selling their land.The US paid 5 million for homeland of the Cherokee people.The Indian removal act was passed in 1830 that forced the tribes out of the Southern United States.
  • The native americans were forced out of their land. They were not happy about this. The chawata was the first tribe to leave the south. Wilford Scott was the general led the soldiers who forced the Cherokee off their land.
  • 4,000 Cherokee people died on the forced march known as the Trail of Tears.Much of the new land promised the Native Americans was later taken away by the U.S. government.
  • According to legend, a Cherokee rose, the state flower of Georgia, grew in every spot a tear fell on the Trail of Tears. Today the flowers grow along many of the trails that the Native Americans took West.
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