Memorial of the Cherokee Nation

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Unformatted text preview: Memorial of the Cherokee Nation (1830) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The Washington administration had established a policy designed to "civilize" the Indians, and the Cherokee, more than any other Native American group, had done so - by codifying their own legal system, printing their own newspapers, and even owning slaves. However, no amount of assimilation helped the Cherokee when the state of Georgia demanded their land. During the "trail of tears," when the Cherokee were forced to march to Oklahoma, more than 4,000 Cherokee died. The "Memorial of the Cherokee Nation" appeared in Nile's Weekly Register in 1830. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- We are aware that some persons suppose it will be for our advantage to remove beyond the Mississippi. We think otherwise. Our people universally think otherwise. Thinking that it would be fatal to their interests, they have almost to a man sent their memorial to Congress, deprecating the necessity of a removal. . . . It is incredible that Georgia to a man sent their memorial to Congress, deprecating the necessity of a removal....
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This note was uploaded on 11/27/2011 for the course HIS 315K taught by Professor Matttribbe during the Spring '11 term at University of Texas.

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