Cherokee Removal Speech

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The Cherokee Indians have lived on the North American continent far longer than anyone of British decent. Yet they were removed in a brutal manner from their homeland, on which they have lived for countless centuries. This journey of removal is called the Trail of Tears, which had a horrendous effect on the Cherokees.
In 1791, the United States began negotiations with the Cherokee nation. However, Americans began moving onto Cherokee land and forcing them away due to want/need of land for farming and other purposes. This began a series of events that led to their removal. In 1828 the state of Georgia passed a law that stated, “as of June 1, 1830 the Cherokee Nation would be null and void, it would no longer be seen as a nation to the state of Georgia.”
During the nineteenth century as many as one hundred thousand Natives were forcefully moved westward. Those removed came from five different tribes. These were the Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Creek, and the Seminoles who were forced to move during the decade of the Indian Removal Act of 1830.The tribe that was most affected by this was the Cherokee was a tribe that who experienced one of the most horrific removals in our nation’s history. The Cherokee stated, “The Cherokee removal was named Nunna dual Tsung (Trail Where They Cried).” Although to us it is known as the Trail of Tears.
The Cherokees faced the final blow in 1835 when the Treaty of New Echota was passed. This treaty stated that the Cherokees would receive
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