Before their land was taken the Cherokee tried to live like the settlers.Then their was gold found and the US wanted the Cherokee land even more.The Cherokee had many right taken away.
Cherokee Indian Prespective
In New Eohota the Cherokee got kicked out of their land in 1838.half their land had already been taken away from them.The Cherokee had been warned 2 years before but when 7000 soldiers arrived many weren't ready for the long travel.Many had to leave belongings.
we need to leave now!!!
While on the trail about 4,000 out of 16,000 people died.Mainly children and elderly but soon adults began to die too.All the Cherokee were sad cause of all the losses that happened on the trail.
The American Settlers wanted the land the Cherokee had but once gold was found their was a greater demand for the land.The US had taken some land but now wanted all the Cherokee land.Andrew Jackson told the Cherokee they will come and take the land in 2 years.
Cherokee must leave
2 years had passes and the americans were on their way to the take the and of the cherokee 7,000 soldiers were on their way to the Cherokee land in spring of 1838.
The trail of tears began and the American settlers lead the cherokee out of the land.Once they lead the Cherokee away they got the Cherokee land.