Indian Removal

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  • Alexander McGillivary

    Alexander McGillivary
    Alexander McGillivary was a controversal creek indian leader in the 1780s and the 1790s. He was one of the many Southwest Indians with a native american mother and a European father. during the Indian Removal he used his european expertise to protect the Creek Indian's intersts, society, and he used trade to increase his position on the southern frontier.
  • Sequoyoh

    Sequoyoh
    Sequoyah created a system of 84 to 86 letters that represented syllabies in spoken Cherokee. He completed syllables it in 1821, the syllabary was quickly adapted by a large number of Creek Indians.
  • William Mclntosh

    William Mclntosh
    William Mclntosh signed the Treaty of Indians Springs ( ceded all the lower ccreek land in Georgia and a large tract in Alabama to the government.For doing so William and his fellow companions recieved $200,000 and land in Oklahoma, Most of the Creekis were opposed to Wiilliams decision and punished him with execution under the creek law.
  • John Ross

    John Ross
    He helped to establish the Cherokee Nation's first government and became principle cheif. He then created a law that stated that anybody who sales the Indian's land will then be sentenced to death.
  • Dahlonega Gold Rush

    Dahlonega Gold Rush
    Gold was discoverd in Dahlonega in the summer of 1829. Benjamin Prks was given credit for the discovery even though the Creeks already knew it was there. Over 100,000 miners moved on to the cherokee land taking away the gold and land from the Indians . Georgia passed a law saying that the Indians did not have any rights to the gold found in Dahlonega.
  • Worcester vs. Georgia

    Worcester vs. Georgia
    Georgia law required that a white person could not live on Cherokee land without taking a oath to Georgia and obtaining a permit to live on that territory.The government ordered the Georgia Guard to get several people who did not take a oath and tried to help the Cherokee. The people were sentenced to 4 years in prison. the government agreed to pardon any of the missionaries that would sign the oath. Only two peope signed the oath. Samuel Worcester ases went to the supreme court.
  • John Marshall

    John Marshall
    Chief John Marshall wanted the two people to be set free, but the judge refused. He did everything in his power to set those two men free but the court would'nt let them go. Later on John Marshall gave up.
  • Andrew Jackson

    Andrew Jackson
    Andrew Jackson was elected president. He was already very friendly with the Cherokee. However he already knew that the white voters wanted the Cherokee Indians to be removed from the southern states. Jckson signed the Indian Removal Act which required that all Native Americans be removed from the southern territories.
  • Trail of tears

    Trail of tears
    As part of Andrew Jackson's Indian Removal policy the Cherokee nation was forced to give up its land east of the Mississippi River annd to migrate to an area in present day Oklahoma. The migrants faced hunger, disease,and exhaustion on the forced march. Over 4,000 out of 15,000 Indians died.