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Diversity Technology Lesson. Kevin Keen ED 301 May 13, 2003 Dr. Helms. The Removal of the Cherokee Indians. American History Eighth Grade Waynesville Middle School. OBJECTIVES:. To expose the students to Native American societies.

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diversity technology lesson
Diversity Technology Lesson

Kevin Keen

ED 301

May 13, 2003

Dr. Helms

the removal of the cherokee indians
The Removal of the Cherokee Indians

American History

Eighth Grade

Waynesville Middle School

  • To expose the students to Native American societies.
  • Students will have the oppurtunity to do research and find information about a new culture.
  • Students will take notes about the Cherokee Indians and write a paper after they have researched the topic. The students will be tested on material shown in class.
  • Overhead projector
  • Computer
  • Power Point
  • Computer access for students
ani yun wiya
Ani’-Yun’ Wiya
  • Ani’-Yun’ Wiya = the Principal People
  • The principal people are what we know as the Cherokees.
  • From the Great Lakes region they settled in the Southeast.
  • Iroquoian lineage
  • Most civilized Native Americans of the southeast
a civilized culture
A Civilized Culture
  • A heavy influence by white culture:
  • Communities had churches, schools, farms, town squares, and log homes.

-style of dress


-representative form of government

-the ways homes were built

a civilized cherokee nation cont
A Civilized Cherokee Nation Cont.
  • The capital city had a Supreme Court building that carried out laws of their own Constitution.
  • Cities were like other Southern cities: brick buildings, a square, and businesses.
  • Men owned farms, mills, and even slaves.
  • Fought alongside Andrew Jackson’s troops.
  • Realized the need for language.
  • Invented Cherokee language in 1809.

-85 sounds

  • 1821- The Cherokee Council officially adopted the language as their own.
  • 1828 – The Cherokee Phoenix newspaper was created.
cherokees as a threat
Cherokees as a Threat
  • Racism
  • John C. Calhoun, Andrew Jackson, and others were threatened by a government existing in the U.S. that wasn’t theirs.
  • A United Nation under their terms not Native American terms.
  • Gold
indian removal act of 1830
Indian Removal Act of 1830
  • Andrew Jackson suppoerted Georgia.
  • Worcester y. Georgia (1832).
  • Jackson and John marshal ignore Cherokee victory.
  • Government exchanged Indian lands in the East for unsettled land west of the Mississippi River.
treaty of new echota
Treaty of New Echota
  • December, 1835
  • Cherokee lands in Georgia for 5 million dollars and infertile land in new Indian Territory.
  • Few Cherokees signed it, 15,000 to 16,000 petitioned against it.
  • Senate ratified it and gave Jackson right to remove the Cherokees out of Georgia.
the trail of tears cont
The Trail of Tears Cont.
  • Oosti ganuhnuh dunaclohiluh = The Trail Where They Cried
  • 1838 – Winfield Scott and 7,000 men began removing the Cherokee people.
  • 2,500 died during the initial capture and imprisonment.
  • October of 1838 – walk to the Indian Territory began.
the trail of tears cont15
The Trail of Tears Cont.
  • Took place during a very tough winter.
  • 1200 mile route
  • Two died every mile (estimate).
  • The dead were buried poorly in unmarked graves.
  • Upon returning to their native land ten years later, a few Cherokees found the land deserted.
activity one
Activity One

Read pages 94-97 of the textbook

activity two
Activity Two

Take notes over class discussion of

Power Point.

activity three
Activity Three

Visit www.yahoo.com

  • Search for two websites on the Cherokee that are not listed on the Power Point discussion.
  • Write one-half page about information found on the Cherokee people.
activity four
Activity Four

Quiz over the Cherokee society and the removal of the Cherokee people from their native land.

activity five
Activity Five

Map Drawing

  • In pairs draw three maps of Cherokee Country:
      • Before European Invasion
      • After the Revolutionary War
      • Before the Cherokee removal from the southeast
  • Color and label states, major cities, and waterways of the Cherokee Country.
  • Use www.cherokeehistory.com/map1.html as a guide when map drawing.
for further reference
For Further Reference…

Visit the following websites:

  • www.native-american-online.org/
  • www.ngeorgia.com
  • www.rosecity.net/tears/
  • www.cherokeemuseum.org