Cherokee - Notes about Cherokee V. Georgia

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CHEROKEE NATION V. GEORGIA (1831) Facts: Based on a treaty signed with the U.S. in 1971, the Cherokee were settled on traditional lands in the hills of Northwest Georgia and Western North Carolina. Unlike Creeks and other American Indian groups who sided with Britain against the United States in the War of 1812 (1812-1814). The Cherokee accepted the U.S. presence as inevitable and adopted a more peaceful policy of coexistence. During the 1800's the Cherokee went through a period of great cultural change By the 1820's the Cherokee had established written laws, a constitution, and a capitol at New Echola. 1828 gold was found in Cherokee Country January 1829 to resolve disputes over the failure of the US government to pay annuities to the Cherokee and to seek Federal enforcement of the boundary between the territory of the state of Georgia and the Cherokee Nation's historic tribal lands within that state. 1830 President Andrew Jackson signed the Indian Removal Act which provided
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This note was uploaded on 03/27/2011 for the course SOC 102 taught by Professor Poteet during the Spring '07 term at Washington State University .

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Cherokee - Notes about Cherokee V. Georgia

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