Trail of Tears

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Trail of Tears

The Native Americans had to walk around 1,000 miles from Tennesee to Oklahoma. This was called the Trail of Tears.

After the American Revolutionary War (1775–1783) Americans wanted the Indian's land. Andrew Jackson created the Indian Removal Act on May 28, 1830 so Americans could claim Indian land.

The OutcomesThe Americans got everything that they wanted but the Indians had to suffer an unnecessary torture. Many of them died, they lost their land, but began rebuilding their lives.

SummaryAmerican President, Andrew Jackson, passed the Indian Removal Act on May 28, 1830 to satisfy white settlers who were looking for more land. Indians were removed from their homes and were forced to walk the Trail of Tears

The Trail Of TearsBy: Emily Viurquiz

This painting was painted after the Trail of Tears. This is what it might have looked like.

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The Cherokee's were oneof the greatest Indian tribes.

This picture is a map of the routes they took to Oklahoma.

4,000 Cherokee Indians died on the Trail of Tears. Most of them were children and elders.

The Trail of Tears ended in March of 1839.Around a fouth of the Cherokee population was gone.

During the winter of 1838 the US Army walked up to the Indians property and said they had to leave everything behind

If someone died along the trail they had to leave them behind.

Many Indians had to walk barefoot on the cold ground, without enough food and with only one blanket.

SourcesHistory.com by History channel.Africans in America by PBS.Cherokee by D.L. Birchfeild.


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