The treatment of the cherokee indians during the jackson administration

The Cherokees might even have realized that advantage had it not been for the militia leader they fought under: The Cherokees might even have realized that advantage had it not been for the militia leader they fought under: In latehe dispatched a commissioner to Georgia to seal an agreement with the Treaty Party leaders.

The government would help them move and promise never to take their new land or incorporate it into the United States. An excerpt from the speech: Of the 16, Cherokees who set out for what is now Oklahoma, 4, died. When commissioners and Choctaws came to negotiation agreements it was said the United States would bear the expense of moving their homes and that they had to be removed within two and a half years of the signed treaty.

The Indians were tranquil, but sombre and taciturn.

Trail of Tears

In his second State of the Union speech inJackson noted the progress of this policy with satisfaction: Because the state no longer recognized the rights of the Cherokees, tribal meetings had to be held just across the state line at Red Clay, Tennessee.

In Illinois and Wisconsin, for example, the bloody Black Hawk War in opened to white settlement millions of acres of land that had belonged to the Sauk, Fox and other native nations. They also ruled that the federal government, by treaty, had the authority to protect Indian tribes from state intrusions.

And inwhen white U. At the same time, what historians would call the Cherokee Renaissance was bringing the tribe more fully into the 19th century. This came to be known as the Dade Massacre. The Cherokee, on the other hand, were tricked with an illegitimate treaty. The result has been creditable to the troops engaged in the service.

Ross was only 26—a young man in a community where leadership traditionally came with age. When news that the Red Sticks were attacking settlers reached him in Nashville, he asked: At the same time, he began to wonder how Ross could remain so strident in his resistance.

As he explained to his intimates, "The Indians are not worth going to war over. It is certain, however, that delay will bring with it accumulated evils which will render their condition more and more unpleasant.

The hostile party is said to be numerous and if assistance is not given to the Big Warrior and his party by the U. The Cherokee took their case to the Supreme Court, which ruled against them. Congress passed the removal bill that May, and by September Jackson had begun negotiating with the Chickasaws, the Choctaws and the remaining Creeks to move west.

At the same time President Andrew Jackson began to aggressively implement a broad policy of extinguishing Indian land titles in affected states and relocating the Indian population.

The few who remained had to defend themselves in the Third Seminole Warwhen the U. HarkinsChoctaw chief The Choctaw nation occupied large portions of what are now the U. Georgia and Worcester v. Forbidden to meet by Georgia law, the Cherokees had abandoned New Echota in Pathkiller died, and Charles Hicks, his assistant and logical successor, followed him two weeks later.

Cherokee Relations with US Government Before Removal

Further, as recently detailed by historian Billy Winn in his thorough chronicle of the events leading to removal, a variety of fraudulent schemes designed to cheat the Creeks out of their allotments, many of them organized by speculators operating out of Columbus, Georgia and Montgomery, Alabama, were perpetrated after the signing of the Treaty of Cusseta.

After years of trading land for peace, the council in passed a resolution vowing never to cede a single acre more. There is but one path to safety, one road to future existence as a Nation.

Within a month, the first Cherokees were moved out in detachments of around a thousand, with the first groups leaving in the summer heat and a severe drought. Ina small faction agreed to sign a removal agreement:The Cherokee Trail of Tears resulted from the enforcement of the Treaty of New Echota, an agreement signed under the provisions of the Indian Removal Act ofwhich exchanged Indian land in the East for lands west of the Mississippi River, but which was never accepted by the elected tribal leadership or a majority of the Cherokee people.

Jackson chose to continue with Indian removal, and negotiated The Treaty of New Echota, on December 29,which granted Cherokee Indians two years to move to Indian Territory (modern Oklahoma). Only a fraction of the Cherokees left voluntarily.

Settlers continued to encroach on Cherokee lands, as well as those belonging to the neighboring Muscogee (Creek) Indians. InGeorgia passed a law pronouncing all laws of the Cherokee Nation to be null and void after June 1,forcing the issue of states' rights with the federal government.

When Jackson offered $3 million to move the Cherokees west, arguing that Georgia would not give up its claims to Cherokee land, Ross suggested he use the money to buy off the Georgia settlers. Passed into law during Jackson's second year as President, this Act set the tone for his administration's handling of all Indian affairs.

In fact, Removal outlasted his tenure: the last of the Cherokee were infamously forced on the Trail of Tears death march intwo years after Jackson's second--and final--term ended.

Indians could occupy lands within the U.S., but they could not hold title to the land. What was the rationale for the Supreme court's ruling of ? The 'right of .

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