The U.S. and the Natives signed treaties about who got what land and boundaries with each other. They also signed treaties to establish good behavior between them and borders.
Indian Removal Act
The Natives had a chance to Assimilate and to act like white people because during this time Jackson did not like the Natives and wanted them out so he gave them an ultimatum either act white or get off his land.
Worcester v. Georgia Supreme Court Case
I don't care what you guys think!
The Cherokee land was Georgia and during that time they just found gold in Georgia, so the land was very valuable and the Americans and Jackson really wanted it.
Trail of Tears & Indian Territory
Since Georgia was valuable land and Jackson disliked the Natives he had an idea to remove all the Natives to Oklahoma or to just get rid of them overall.
Samuel Worcester heard about this and went to the Supreme Court to say that this was unconstitutional and not okay. The judge agreed but sadly they did not win the case.
This isn't right!
The Natives were forced to leave and go to Oklahoma (aka The Indian Territory.) They left their homes and jobs and it was a long journey. 1 in 4 died along with this mission and thousands more sadly passed. 70,000 Natives had to go. This was such a sad time for the Natives and such a hard sad journey that they called it the "Trail of Tears"