Indian Removal Act

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Indian Removal Act,

in U.S. history, law signed by President Andrew Jackson in 1830 providing for the general resettlement of Native Americans to lands W of the Mississippi River. From 1830 to 1840 approximately 60,000 Native Americans were forced to migrate. Of some 11,500 Cherokees moved in 1838, about 4,000 died along the way.
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The Indian Removal Act of 1830 had another effect--it divided the backcountry settlers from any chance of a unified alliance.
They and other American Indians were forced by the Indian Removal Act of 1830 to abandon their homelands to meet white settlers' demands for land.
Askin is also examining the rise of American Indian casinos, medicinal issues among American Indians and the Indian Removal Act of 1830.
Produced and directed by Chip Richie, The Trail Of Tears: Cherokee Legacy is an engaging two hour documentary exploring one of America's darkest periods in which President Andrew Jackson's Indian Removal Act of 1830 consequently transported Native Americans of the Cherokee Nation to the bleak and unsupportive Oklahoma Territory in the year 1838.
Donald Grose's readings of the play in the context of the Indian Removal Act of 1830.
Her study centers on the century starting with the Indian Removal Act of 1830 through the Dawes Act of 1887 that granted reservation land to individual tribesmen, to the Indian Reorganization Act of 1934 that returned certain land to Indian tribes.

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