The trail of tears is the most sorrowful legacy of the jacksonian era choctaw treaty — 1830 the cherokee weren't the only tribe forced off their ancestral lands by the united states government. From horseshoe bend to the trail of tears andrew jackson and his wife, rachel, adopted and raised a creek indian boy orphaned from one of jackson's own military campaigns against the creeks.
Driven west: andrew jackson and the trail of tears to the civil war [a j langguth] on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers by the acclaimed author of the classic patriots and union 1812, this major work of narrative history portrays four of the most turbulent decades in the growth of the american nation after the war of 1812.
- the house of representatives voted 102 to 97 to pass the indian removal act (s 102) may 26, 1830 - the senate concurred in the house amendments may 28, 1830 - the indian removal act was signed into law by president andrew jackson. Andrew jackson, from tennessee, was a forceful proponent of indian removal in 1814 he commanded the us military forces that defeated a faction of the creek nation in their defeat, the creeks lost 22 million acres of land in southern georgia and central alabama. So it was with quickened interest that i began a j langguth’s “driven west: andrew jackson and the trail of tears to the civil war”.
The ho-chunk nation/winnebago were surrounded with cannons ready, then forcibly removed at gunpoint the first of five (5) trail of tears for the ho-chunk nation/winnebago was to iowa their fifth (5) trail of tears culminated in nebraska, at the current location of the winnebago reservation. The indian removal policy of president andrew jackson was prompted by the desire of white settlers in the south to expand into lands belonging to five indian tribes after jackson succeeded in pushing the indian removal act through congress in 1830, the us government spent nearly 30 years forcing.
In 1838 and 1839, as part of andrew jackson's indian removal policy, the cherokee nation was forced to give up its lands east of the mississippi river and to migrate to an area in present-day oklahoma the cherokee people called this journey the trail of tears, because of its devastating effects.