Choctaw Nation Forced
to Abandon Ancestral
Lands for “Indian
Andrew Jackson, the seventh president of the United States, signed the Indian Removal Act into law on May 28, 1830.
The U.S. government sold this newly acquired land for how many dollars per acre, in today’s money?
A former Confederate soldier who participated in the removal is said to have commented, “I fought through the civil war and have seen men shot to pieces and slaughtered by thousands, but the Cherokee removal was the cruelest work I ever knew.” [#21]
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