Trail Of Tears: Harsh And Inhumane Events In The 1830’s Essay

The Trail of Tears was a harsh and inhumane event that happened in the 1830’s. Indian tribes were forced off of their land and they were involuntarily relocated to what is now Oklahoma. There was fear and resentment among the white settlers when it came to their Native American adversaries. They were a different kind of people than the whites when it came to how they lived, spoke, dressed and as well as their religious beliefs. This unfamiliarity with them led to the settlers believing that they were better than the indians and that they should leave the land and be forced to live in an ‘indian land’ if they refused to conform to Christianity as well as learn to speak English. However as more and more settlers flooded into the area, the land became more and more coveted. They no longer cared how civilized the indians became; they wanted them gone (Brief History of the Trail of Tears).
`The land they occupied before they were forced to leave was the territory east of the Mississippi river, which was Florida, North Carolina,…

Indian titles to their territory were terminated when this bill was made into a law. This allowed for the territory to be used, claimed, or obtained by the white settlers. Even though they were forced to leave, the policy stated that if they wanted it, then Indians had the option of their transportation to be paid for(Trail of Tears). President Jackson called for federal troops to cleanse the indians from the land that they had lived on for generations. This order went against the actual law that was passed by the government stating that the indians were allowed to trade their land for land in the west. This same law also stated that they could not be put out of their land by the government if they didn’t choose to give up their land. However, President Jackson frequently ignored the laws and made his own decisions (A Brief History of the Trail of…