In 1830, the Indian Removal Act was put in place. Several Indians had been removed from their ancestral homeland by the U.S. army. They were offered land in Oklahoma, but had no desires to live there. Eventually, if they refused to move, the U.S. army captured them and forced them to move. Most of them walked to Oklahoma by feet, and this journey is known as the Trail of Tears. Nearly 4,000 Indians died of starvation, exposure, or disease on this trail. **Exact date not found.