President Andrew Jackson a man of the frontier himself, supported the settlers demand for Native American land and. He had fought the creek and Seminole people during the War of 1812. In his Inaugural Address, he stated that he intended to move all Native Americans to the Great Plains.
The Cherokee Nation (1832)
As American expanded westward by the 1830s, many Native Americans still lived in the eastern part of the country. The “Five Civilised Tribes” - Cherokee, Creek, Seminole,Chickasaw and Choctaw. These tribes had established farming societies with successful economies,
n 1830 President Jackson pushed the Indian Removal Act through Congress. The act allowed the federal government to pay Native Americans to move west Some natives refused and most felt they were forced to move their lands. .