Trail of Tears & Indian Removal. Forced Removal of Native Americans Under the Jackson Administration. The Indian Removal Act Native Americans had long lived in settlements stretching from Georgia to Mississippi.
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Forced Removal of Native Americans Under the Jackson Administration
•Cherokees adopted white culture, had own government and a writing system developed by Sequoya.
•Georgia took their land, and Cherokees sued the state.
This picture, The Trail of Tears, was painted by Robert Lindneux in 1942. It commemorates the suffering of the Cherokee people under forced removal. If any depictions of the "Trail of Tears" were created at the time of the march, they have not survived. Image Credit: The Granger Collection, New York