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Andrew Jackson was a known Indian hater Before his presidency he did all that he could to remove the Creek and Seminole Indians from their lands during the Creek and Siminole War merely for his own profit Jackson was raised on a farm and was not born with a silver spoon in his mouth He had to find his fortune on his own His did this by prospecting He made a fortune selling off the Indians land that he manipulated them out of His habit of walking all over the Indians did not change even when he became president During his presidency he removed almost all of the Indians out of the east because he wanted their land and because he didnt like them Jackson tried to justify his removals as being beneficial to the Indians The government tried to reform the savages But that failed People still would not accept the Indians educated or not For this reason Jackson felt it best for the Indians to be placed some were undomesticated so they could continue to hunt and be savages Native American tribes were self sufficient by nature They conducted their own affairs and depended upon no other source of power to uphold their acts of government Colonial governments and later the federal government of the United States treated with the Indian nations as they did with foreign nations and allowed them to regulate their own affairs The United States made treaties with hundreds of Native American exchanging lands for payments and access rights Treaties are defined as legally binding contracts between parties that cannot be changed or canceled without agreement by all parties Indian nations were recognized as separate and self supportive The treaties established distinct boundaries between Indian and non-Indian territories Within their territories Native Americans governed their own internal matters Indian lands were obtained through negotiation and trusting consent The Northwest Ordinance of 1787 declared The utmost good faith shall always
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