Trail of Tears

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Indian Removal and the Trail of Tears
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Black Hawk War 1827 - US govt says all Native Americans must leave Illinois Chief Black Hawk of the Sauk refuses, saying no one can own land US settlers moved into village when they were away hunting After Sauk attacks, US troops drive out Indians
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Indian Removal Act President Jackson pushes Congress to force Indians to move west of the Mississippi Congress established Indian Territory (now Oklahoma) as the new Indian homeland US govt creates Bureau of Indian Affairs
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John C. Calhoun “One of the greatest evils to which they (Indians) are subject is the incessant (constant) pressure of our population.” 1) According to John C. Calhoun, why is the US government forcing the Native Americans to move off of their homelands? 2) What is wrong with this statement?
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Cherokee Indians Lived peacefully in the Appalachian Mountains of Georgia and Tennessee Adopted culture of whites - wrote and spoke English Had own written language and newspaper Based their government on the U.S. Constitution
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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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