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The Indian Removal Act and the Cherokee Trail of Tears

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In 1830 Congress narrowly passed the Indian Removal Act, which authorized the federal government to make Removal treaties with Indian tribes, but the Cherokee resisted. Instead of war, the Cherokee went to court. Despite rulings in their favor, the state of Georgia began distributing tribal land to state citizens. Due to increased pressure, began walking on what became known as the Trail of Tears. Although most moved west, a small group stayed in north Carolina.
Tar Heel Junior Historian (NoCar F 251 T3x), Vol. 52 Issue 1, Fall 2012, p13-14, map, f