- Slides: 10
Native American Relations
Before Jackson… Native Americans lived as individual nations White Americans moving out west threatened to take their land Many wanted to “civilize” the Native Americans They could then assimilate into American Society Assimilate – To become a part of another culture and take up their customs
During Indian Removal Act (1830) Jackson… Allowed for the movement of Native American tribes to land west of the Mississippi Many Native Americans were sent on forced marches to their new assigned land
The Cherokee Nation Created their own constitution and made attempts to fit into American society. With the Indian Removal Act, they were forced to give up their land move west. Native American tribe that walked the “Trail of Tears”
Indian Removal Act Map
In Your Notes… 1. Write the names of the five tribes that moved to the Indian Territory 2. The Native Americans were moved to present day _____ (which state) 3. What challenges do you think the Native Americans faced as they traveled west?
In Your Notes… 1. Andrew Jackson supported Native American Removal because it would satisfy his _______. 2. Native Americans had _______ (amount of time) to remove themselves from their land. 3. The Cherokees traveled _____ miles to reach the Indian Territory.
Trail of Tears Reading
In Your Notes… 1. Many died before removal because of _______ 2. It is estimated that _______ (number) Cherokees died on the Trail of Tears.