BY: DERALD DOLLARHIDE
Native Americans were removed from their homelands in Tennessee, Alabama, North
Carolina, and Georgia, and were sent to Indian Territory.
The United States was expanding into the lower South
This area was home to the:
The indian nations that were involved in the trail
of tears were Cherokee, Chickasaw, Creek,
Choctaw, and Seminole.
The Congress of the United States were
involved by passing the Indian Removal Act.
Some Americans were against the Act.
“Treat the Earth and all that dwell thereon with respect!
Remain close to the Great Spirit
Show great respect for your fellow beings
Work together for the benefit of all mankind!
Give assistance and kindness wherever needed
Do what you know to be right
Look after the well-being of mind and body
Dedicate a share of your efforts to the greater good
Be truthful and honest at all times
Take full responsibility for your actions”
Native americans have a dance for almost every aspect of life. from
birth and motherhood to the sun and the earth.
Their musical instruments consist of everything from drugs to flutes
and horns made of wood and animal skin
Corn, beans and squash are many of the foods that native
americans have been able to gather in their local areas.
In a tribal society there was normally
one chief and depending on how the
chief controlled the society was how
they lived their lives. whether they
be a war tribe or a peaceful or
Oftentimes tribal unions were held
through meetings with the tribal
elders and they would sit and
discuss matters of conflict between
INDIAN REMOVAL ACT
The Indian Removal Act was where
white american people wanted the
land that the native americans were
living on and were either pressured
by the white men to sign treaties and
sell their land to them.
Native Americans were then given
land in oklahoma. each group was
given land according to the size of
Many of what the movies portray
about native americans and violence
For the most part many native
american people were peaceful.
Although they often had wars
between conflicting tribes over land