In 1830, president Jackson submitted a bill to Congress which called for the removal of Indian tribes in the East, to lands West of the Mississippi. Within the next decade, thousands of Indians were forcably removed from their lands. The "Trail of Tears"
was the name given to this forced relocation of these tribes to Oklahoma because of its devastating effects. These included hunger, and disease. But the American's saw no problem in this, as they wanted the lands which were occupied by tthem,