Indian removal act/ Trail of tears storyboard.

Indian removal act/ Trail of tears storyboard.

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  • Senate Votes 28 to 19 in favor of the Indian Removal Act and President Jackson signs it into law on May 28, 1830. The Indian removal act was made so The States could expand into and claim Native American Land for themselves.
  • The Native Americans were very Upset to the results of the voting to the Indian removal act and had to start packing all of there belonging they could fit into one bag because the American government was soon to relocate them.
  • The U.S army was rounding up the Cherokee, Chickasaw, Creek, Choctaw, and Seminole Native American tribes, imprisoning them and then sending them westward.
  • Some Native Americans were escorted west traveled by boat but the American government realized that it took to long and it cost to much money.  Many Native Americans were then escorted west on foot after learning that traveling by water was not the best.
  • The Native Americans were finally given control of there removal, before they were given the right many died on the trail due to sickness, dehydration and hunger.
  • The Native Americans finally arrived in the west with over 1000 miles traveled to get to their destination. Over 100,000 native Americans were forced to leave there homes, land and belongings to go west and between 10,000-15,000  Native Americans from all tribes died on the journey.  All of the trails taken by Native Americans is now known as the Trail of Tears.
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