Trail of Tears
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Cool Kid Lit 4 Social Studies / The_Trail_Of_Tears
1830_Congress passed the "Indian Removal Act." Many Americans were against the act, most notably TN's Davy Crockett_it passed anyway(under A. Jackson)...In one of the saddest episodes of our brief history, men, women, and children were taken from their land, herded into makeshift forts with minimal facilities and food, then forced to march a thousand miles...About 4000 Cherokee died as a result of the removal. The route they traversed and the journey itself became known as "The Trail of Tears".
Cherokee Indian buildings from the early 1800's
During the 1800's, the Cherokee Indians lived in hand crafted log buildings and farmed the land. The capital of the Cherokee Nation was located in New Echhota in the North Georgia Mountains. They lived in peace until the Trail of Tears when they were relocated to Oklahoma in 1831. A sad time in American History. You will see these farmstead bui...
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Most of the Choctaw left Mississippi and other Southern states on the tragic Trail of Tears, but many Choctaw decided to stay and try assimilation into American culture and life. The Choctaws are split into two distinct branches: the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma and the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians. Both groups faced discrimination and poverty after the Civil War until the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s.