The fight of a lifetime! It's going down in Chinatown
Andrew Jackson vs the Native Americans
The Indian Removal Act was signed into law on May 28, 1830 by President Andrew Jackson. The law authorized the president to negotiate with southern Native American tribes for their removal to federal territory west of the Mississippi River in exchange for white settlement of their ancestral lands.
The Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Creek, and Seminole are the five groups of Indians that Jackson forced out. The soon had to leave to the trail of tears.
The Trail of Tears was the forced march of the Cherokee nation. As part of Andrew Jackson's Indian Removal Policy the Cherokee nation was to give up their land and migrate to a reservation in the current Oklahoma area. This march was dubbed "The Trail of Tears" because of the devastating effects. The Cherokees faced hunger, disease, and exhaustion on the forced march. Over one third of the marched Indians died.