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Free’s could be condemned with an accusation and shipped to the south -Uncle Tom’s Cabin - best selling book after the bible - written by a housewife from connecticut -Slavery is the burning issue -Each new territory fights over if it will be a slave state or a free state-Kansas - peaceful protest turns violent Week 5: We Shall Remain Video 1.Why did John Ross identify himself as cherokee? a.Grew up in crossroadsb.Mixed parents, dad was white c.Different classes of Cherokee, including more modern mixed blood membersd.He was Cherokee because of his mother's blood e.He was teased by other children for being mixed 2.How did the concept of land ownership differ on cherokee land from white settlers’ lands?3.Why do you think Major ridge sent “optimistic” reports to U.S. government agents? What were his motives? 4.New englanders were willing to educate Native Americans and quick to condemn the south for slavery. Why, then, were they so upset by the marriage between John Ridge
and Sarah Bird Northrup, while John Ross was able to marry a Cherokee women withoutcausing controversy? 5.From 1830 to 1838, John Ross made repeated trips to Washington, D.C. to try to forestall Indian Removal. He met many times with the members of Congress and even with President Jackson, with whom he had served in the Creek War. Why was this task so difficult? a.He wasn’t from a promoniet cherokee family, was familiar with white life as well as indian life. b.Cotton wealth caused other tribes to give up land. Whites started taking the Cherokee land. c.Some of the Cherokee tribes already took the offer to relocate to Arkansas. d.Cherokee’s owned slaves too. e.Civilization started drawing distinct social lines that never existed before. f.The full blood’s trusted John Ross even though he didn’t really look Cherokeeg.He wrote a new constitution reflective of the U.S. government. Drew clear borders. The U.S. did not like that they did this.