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By John P Bowes

In 1830, Congress handed the Indian elimination Act, which approved President Andrew Jackson to maneuver japanese Indian tribes west of the Mississippi River to Indian Territory. usually completely linked to the Cherokee, the path of Tears extra competently describes the compelled removing of the 5 Civilized Tribes, which as well as the Cherokee contains the Chickasaw, Choctaw, Creek, and Seminole. This e-book is an insightful and sincere exploration of this darkish bankruptcy in local American historical past.

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6 Boudinot was quick to assure anyone reading his editorial that no such preparations were underway. Nevertheless, the continued harassment brought forth by Georgia’s laws, along with the persistent intrusions of settlers and miners, made it extremely difficult for the Cherokees to resist in a peaceful manner. And Congress’s debate over and its vote in favor of the Indian Removal Act in May 1830 was the final step that pushed the Cherokees into action. Despite the impassioned speeches of those who opposed the bill, the ultimate success of that legislation reinforced the conclusion that the Indians did not have the support of Congress or the president.

5 Although slave owners did not comprise the majority of Cherokees, they did, like their white counterparts, represent an influential minority. Many members of this growing Cherokee elite were men of mixed descent, sons of unions between Indian women and European traders. By the early 1800s, the Cherokees had dealt with European traders for nearly two centuries. Those years of interaction had resulted in more than just the addition of new material goods to Cherokee culture. Over time, both sexual relations and marriage, primarily between male traders and female Cherokees, had led to significant numbers of mixed-descent individuals within the Cherokee population.

Supreme Court. Attorneys for the state refused to argue before the court in a case stemming from economic transactions during the American Revolution. They asserted that the Supreme Court did not have the authority to order the sovereign state of Georgia to appear. In the final ruling on Chisholm v. Georgia, the Supreme Court justices ruled in favor of the plaintiff and against Georgia. Nevertheless, Georgia did not back down from its belief in the rights of individual states. The next point of contention involved Georgia’s western land claims.

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