The Long, Bitter Trail
Andrew Jackson and the Indians
ISBN10: 0809015528 ISBN13: 9780809015528 Contributors: Wallace, Anthony F. C.; Foner, Eric Publisher: Farrar Straus & Giroux (Tx) Published: Jul 1 1993 Weight: 0.40lbs. Height: 8.25" Width: 5.50" Depth: 0.50" Language: English
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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.