The Indian Removal Act

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American History
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The Indian Removal Act

The Indian Removal Act1814-1858

Andrew Jackson and his followers could and did persuade the tribes to leave the southeast by bribing them or treatening them.

The Tribes hoped to keep at least a part of their land. The Creeks and Seminoles faught to protect their territories.

The Removal Act provided an exchange of land of the Native Americans and for land on the west of the Mississippi River.

The Trail of TearsRelocation of Indian Tribes

Jackson succesfully removed about 70 tribes to Indian Territory.

Chreokee tribe was forced to the dry plains across the Mississippi. Between three and four thousand out of 15-16 thousand Cherokees died on The Trail of Tears.


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