Publisher description for The long, bitter trail : Andrew Jackson and the Indians / Anthony F.C. Wallace ; consulting editor, Eric Foner.
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This account of Congress's Indian Removal Act of 1830 focuses on the plight of the Indians of the Southeast--Cherokees, Creeks, Choctaws, Chickasaws, and Seminoles--who were forced to leave their ancestral lands and relocate to what is now the state of Oklahoma. Revealing Andrew Jackson's central role in the government's policies, Wallace examines the racist attitudes toward Native Americans that led to their removal and, ultimately, their tragic fate.
Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845 Relations with Indians, Indians of North America Relocation, Indians of North America Government relations 1789-1869