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  • Indian Removal Nik
  • Reasons Leading to Removal
    • Indian lands were desired by white settlers and land speculators.
    • The Indians were viewed as an empirical threat to national security because they had been incited against the united states through out history.
  • Tribes Effected
    • The tribes that were most effected were the ones that had trusted and assimilated the most, they were considered the five “civilized tribes.”
    • The Chickasaw, Choctaw, Creek, Seminole, and Cherokee
  • Indian Removal Act of 1830
    • Passed under heated debate in the 23rd session of congress under the Jackson administration
    • Promised Indians equal lands west of the Mississippi if they surrendered rights to their lands in the east.
    • Was meant to be voluntary but was often coerced and forced upon the Indians.
  • Trail of Tears
    • Removed the five civilized tribes from the deep south to the Indian Territory in present day Oklahoma.
    • Many Indians died of exposure and in many cases were not allowed to bring anything more than what they could carry on their backs.
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  • Results of the Removal
    • 25 million acres was opened for settlement
    • Roughly 4,000 Cherokee died
    • Some Indians decided to stay and become citizens
    • The Seminoles resisted and were eventually forced to leave.