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How did the Government deal with removing Native Americans?
This presentation will show what the government did after they removed Native Americans from their land, and how they disobeyed promises.
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Removed from their Land

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This shows a census that the government conducted after the Indian Removal Act. In the document the families are categorized by the "head of the family", this could be the father, or just the person who runs the household. This document shows all the Native Americans living in each house by the range of age, like from under 10-10, splitting it up into 5 categories, including the head of the family. This document doesn't show where the Native Americans will live after the Indian Removal Act, but it does show how many people live in each family, which could help the government organize the land that the Native Americans will get. This shows one way that the government organized the Native Americans during this time, but this alone wouldn't help the government, it needs to be paired with others, like distributing their land.

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National Archives Experience

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This was made in 1907, and it shows how controlling the government was at this time to certain people. This shows how the government organized the land that the Native Americans were given. This is when the government was controlling how the Native Americans lived, where before in the treaty with the Cherokee they said there would be peace. This document shows the name, age, gender, how Native American, and the number that they were. The government used this to see who got the land, so they could distribute it as evenly as possible. The ages are either organized weirdly, or almost everyone on this page is very found, but they still account for them. It's unclear if the numbers are different because almost all of the ages are under 4.

 

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The Indian Removal Act of 1830

This is the Indian Removal Act. It was brought into effect by Andrew Jackson, and it made many Native Americans move out of where they were living to go somewhere else. This was a major part of the United States government relocating Native Americans, and taking their land. This led to a lot of trusts being broken, like the treaty with the Cherokees. The act says that people can split land that the government owns into sections, and basically live in it, even if Native Americans live there. The act also says that when a tribe or nation gets relocated to a place, the government will make a deal with them that their heirs and successors can live there and won't be kicked out. One interesting thing the act says is that any Native Americans whose land is being bought will be payed, and the land will be appraised, but it doesn't look as though this was very heavily informed, because a gigantic number of Native Americans were relocated and didn't have a lot of money. This shows one of the main ways that the United States government handled relocating the Native Americans.

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Bull Eagle signs up

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This is a document showing a Native American chief agreeing to join the American army. This shows another way that the government felt with Native Americans, by putting them in the army instead of giving them land. The document says that the person who signs pledges allegiance to the United States of America, which is interesting because it means that Native Americans are governmentally affiliated with the United States. Another interesting thing is that Bull Eagle had to sign his occupation, and he wrote "hunter". On the document it says that he is from the state of "Lakota", and the 5 years enlistment period is crossed out and above it is written 6 months. Congress passed a law saying that there could be 1000 Native American scouts, this would bring a lot of Native Americans on the side of the government, so they wouldn't be fighting against the United States.

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The Avalon Project : Treaty With the Cherokee : 1791

This shows that the United States government made a treaty with the Cherokee before the Indian Removal act. In the treaty it says that there will be peace between the government and the Cherokee's. This was broken by the Indian Removal Act, and probably many other things in between. This shows that the United States government didn't keep there promises with the Cherokee, and delt with this situation badly. They shouldn't have created a doccument that says they will have peace when they aren't sure if they will keep the peace or not.

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