Unformatted text preview: Indians and the state of Georgia. Georgia wanted to kick the Cherokee Indians out of the state. The Cherokee believed that they had a right to live in the territory because they were there first. Obviously, the state of Georgia did not see it that way. I was kind of torn on the subject. On one hand, the Cherokee were Indians and no one, including me, wants them around. On the other hand, they were here first and they do have a right to their own land. I think that if I had to choose, I would like them gone. This would not give anyone a reason to cause any more chaos. Later in the letter, Melvin goes on to say that the Cherokee nation actually sued the state of Georgia. They lost their case because Chief Justice John Marshall said that they could not sue because they are not citizens. I’m not sure what to think about this situation. I’ll just be glad when they get these Indians out of the great state of Georgia....
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- Fall '08
- Trail Of Tears, Native Americans in the United States, Justice John Marshall, Muscogee