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The Trail of Tears was it unjust and inhumane What happened to the Cherokee during thatlong and treacherous journey They were brave and listened to the government but they recievedunproductive land and lost their tribal land The white settlers were already emigrating to the Union or America The East coast wasburdened with new settlers and becoming vastly populated President Andrew Jackson and thegovernment had to find a way to move people to the West to make room President Andrew Jacksonpassed the Indian Removal Policy in the year 1830 The Indian Removal Policy which called for theremoval of Native Americans from the Tennessee North Carolina South Carolina and Georgia area alsomoved their capital Echota in Tennessee to the new capital call New Echota Georgia and then eventuallyto the Indian Territory The Indian Territory was declared in the Act of Congress in 1830 with the IndianRemoval Policy Elias Boudinot Major Ridge and John Ridge and there corps accepted the responsibility for theremoval of one of the largest tribes in the Southeast that were the earliest to adapt to European waysThere was a war involving the Cherokee and the Chickasaw before the Indian Removal Policywas passed The Cherokee were defeated by them which caused Chief Dragging Canoe to sign a treaty in1777 to split up their tribe and have the portion of the tribe in Chattanooga Tennessee called theChickamaugaChief Doublehead of the Chickamauga a branch of the Cherokee signed a treaty to give awaytheir lands Tribal law says Death to any Cherokee who proposed to sell or exchange tribal land ChiefDoublehead was later executed by Major RidgeAgain there was another treaty signed in December 29 1835 which is called The Treaty of NewEchota It was signed by a party of 500 Cherokee out of about 17000 Between 1785 and 1902 twenty-fivetreaties were signed with white men to give up their tribal lands The Cherokee would find themselves in a nightmare for the next year In 1838 General WinfieldScott
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