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Orders given to Army Major General Scott telling him to force the Cherokee to move west
Orders given to Army Major General Scott telling him to force the Cherokee to move west

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From Horseshoe Bend to the Trail of Tears

Georgia ignored the Supreme Court ruling and continued taking land. President Jackson did nothing to enforce the ruling. His refusal to stand up for the legal rights of these Native Americans during his presidency cost them a great deal. After he left office, but as a result of his policies, the Army rounded up the 16,000 Cherokees who refused to leave their homes and forced them to march hundreds of miles to a new home far to the west, in Oklahoma. Four thousand of them died along this "Trail of Tears" in 1838-39.


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