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Unformatted text preview: A Brief History of The Trail of Tears By Nora Group T-6 December 9, 2001 How It Began Before our story really starts, the Cherokee Indians of Georgia were living fairly peacefully in their ancestral homeland. They farmed the fertile land, and hunted. They had their own constitution, religion, and government. Mostly, they didnt bother the white people nearby. One chief even saved the life of the President in a battle. How It Began All this was soon to change, though. When gold was found on Cherokee land, the whites wanted out with the Native Americans so they could farm the rich land and dig for gold. The Cherokee, who had seen other tribes moved and knew how terrible the journey would be, resisted. When the government brought the matter to the Supreme Court, it ruled in favor of the Cherokee, saying they could only begin an Indian Removal Act if the Indians who they wanted to move signed a new treaty, agreeing to the plan. How It Began Most of the Cherokee didnt want to move, and John Ross (a Cherokee leader)...
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This note was uploaded on 11/22/2011 for the course EL ED 365 taught by Professor Brothermercier during the Fall '11 term at BYU.

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