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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8221; Hitler, Heinrich Himmler, Adolf Eichmann, and others who administered the Nazi Holocaust had looked to the Indian Removal Act of 1830 and the subsequent actions of the United States Government as the blueprint for annihilation of a people, a culture, and a way of life.
But when President Andrew Jackson, who had amassed a fortune appropriating choice tracts of native land both legally and illegally, cajoled Congress into passing the Indian Removal Act of 1830, nothing could save the Cherokee from the forced 1,000-mile march known as the Trail of Tears.
More than 14 percent of African Americans from Oklahoma carry at least two percent Native American ancestry, likely reflecting the Trail of Tears migration following the Indian Removal Act of 1830.
Through The Indian Removal Act of 1830, President Andrew Jackson financed the forced removal of the Nations to the West on Trails of Tears.

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