Today was hard work, but this food will pay off for it.
Please let us stay!!
This isn't fair!
We can't do anything because they're too powerful.
The Native Americans lived in the South and lived peacefully. In a Cherokee village, there lives Jacob, a Cherokee, who finishes harvesting vegetables for the day. However, the Americans had something terrible in mind for all of the Native Americans.
I need food...
In 1830, Congress passed the Indian Removal Act and that made lots of Native Americans upset. Of course, Jacob didn't like this and joined other Cherokees begging Congress to let them stay, but it didn't help.
Rest in peace...
He was a good man...
While some Cherokee leaders signed the treaty of Echota, exchanging their homeland for Oklahoma and $5 million, many Cherokees, including Jacob, stayed. However, those who stayed were placed in large prison camps.
In the summer, Jacob was forced to march with other groups of Cherokees and they all faced diseases and intense heat. Lots of Cherokees died but some fortunate survivors, including Jacob, went back to the stockade.
In the Fall, Jacob and the rest of his people were forced to march to Oklahoma, facing starvation, diseases, and the harsh, cold winter.
They eventually made it to Oklahoma. Although, they survived to the journey, everyone was miserable and so was Jacob. They will never forget those who had died along the journey.