Native American’sThe Early 19th Century
Andrew JacksonOld Hickory • From Tennessee • Defeated British at Battle of New Orleans • Defeated Creek Indians in the Bat...
The Indian Removal ActFacts • Highly controversial • Signed into law by President Andrew Jackson in 1830 • Barely passed...
Affected Tribes The Five Civilized tribes  Cherokee  Creek  Chickasaw  Seminole  Choctaw Called so becaus...
The Trail of Tears The Cherokee Nation • 1838-1839 • Forced to give up all lands east of the Mississippi Riv...
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Native Americans of 19th century

Looks at the Indian Removal Act and the Trail of Tears in the early Nineteenth century.
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
Published in: Education      
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Transcripts - Native Americans of 19th century

  • 1. Native American’sThe Early 19th Century
  • 2. Andrew JacksonOld Hickory • From Tennessee • Defeated British at Battle of New Orleans • Defeated Creek Indians in the Battle of Horseshoe Bend • President of U.S. from 1829-1837 • Leading advocate of Indian Removal from southern United States
  • 3. The Indian Removal ActFacts • Highly controversial • Signed into law by President Andrew Jackson in 1830 • Barely passed in the House and Senate led by southern states • Opposed by future President Abraham Lincoln and Tennessee congressman Davey Crockett • Was supposed to be voluntary • In truth the removals were either coerced treaties or forcible
  • 4. Affected Tribes The Five Civilized tribes  Cherokee  Creek  Chickasaw  Seminole  Choctaw Called so because they adopted the cultural and technological practices of the European settlers Forcibly removed to territories west of the Mississippi Seminole Nation did not leave peaceably but fought the government instead resulting in two wars Precursor of things to come for the next 50 years
  • 5. The Trail of Tears The Cherokee Nation • 1838-1839 • Forced to give up all lands east of the Mississippi River • Forced march to small area in Oklahoma • More than 4,000 of 15,000 Cherokee died o Starvation o Disease o Exhaustion