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The long, bitter trail : Andrew Jackson and the Indians

Author: Anthony F C Wallace; Eric Foner
Publisher: New York : Hill and Wang, 1993.
Series: A Critical issue.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Few issues in our history have proved as shameful as the white man's long conflict with Native Americans. The Indian Removal Act passed by Congress in 1830 was actively fostered by President Andrew Jackson. It called for eastern Indians to relocate west of the Mississippi River to the Oklahoma Territory - an early example of our government's racist policies. Anthony F.C. Wallace deals briefly with Indians of the  Read more...
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Named Person: Andrew Jackson; Andrew Jackson
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Anthony F C Wallace; Eric Foner
ISBN: 0809066319 9780809066315 0809015528 9780809015528
OCLC Number: 26633154
Description: ix, 143 p. : maps ; 22 cm.
Contents: The changing worlds of the Native Americans --
The conflict over Federal Indian policy --
The removal act --
The trail of tears.
Series Title: A Critical issue.
Responsibility: Anthony F.C. Wallace ; consulting editor, Eric Foner.
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Few issues in our history have proved as shameful as the white man's long conflict with Native Americans. The Indian Removal Act passed by Congress in 1830 was actively fostered by President Andrew Jackson. It called for eastern Indians to relocate west of the Mississippi River to the Oklahoma Territory - an early example of our government's racist policies. Anthony F.C. Wallace deals briefly with Indians of the Northeast, but focuses on the Five Civilized Tribes of the Southeast - Cherokees, Creeks, Choctaws, Chickasaws, and Seminoles, whose ancestral lands were coveted by white settlers to meet exploding domestic and international demands for cotton. Andrew Jackson, Indian fighter and crafty negotiator, is at the book's center. He lived in an age dominated by self-serving moralists and untenable theories of Indians as savage, nomadic hunters who had to be either "civilized" or moved from the white man's path for their own good. The Indian removals in the 1830s over the Trail of Tears that led west culminated in tragedy for the Indians.

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