What role did William McIntosh play in the removal of the creek from Georgia?
William McIntosh was a Creek chief who signed the Treaty of Indian Springs. He signed it with his cousin, GA governor George Troup. This gave away the last remaining creek lands in GA and caused him to be excuted by his people. You can remember him by his last name, McIntosh, which is also a company (apple).
How William McIntosh led to the removal of the Creek Indians?
Because McIntosh led a group that negotiated and signed a treaty in 1825 to cede much of remaining Creek lands to the United States in violation of Creek law, for the first time the Creek National Council ordered that a Creek be executed for crimes against the Nation. It sentenced him and other signatories to death.
What role did William McIntosh play in the removal of American Indian tribes from their homeland in Georgia?
What role did William McIntosh play in the removal of American Indian tribes from their homeland in Georgia? McIntosh gave Creek land west of the Oconee River to the federal government. The court held that the Cherokee Nation was not subject to US laws because it was a sovereign nation.
Why did so many Americans support the Indian Removal Act?
Most white Americans supported the Removal Act, especially southerners who were eager to expand southward. Expansion south would be good for the country and the future of the country’s economy with the later introduction of cotton production in the south.
Has anyone walked the Trail of Tears?
Ron Cooper completes his 835-mile journey along the northern route of the Cherokee Trail of Tears in Park Hill, Okla., in April 2011. The journey took him nearly three months to complete.
Who was the chief of the Choctaw tribe during the Trail of Tears?
Colonel David Folsom
What treaty did the creeks sign?
The Treaty of Fort Jackson
Did the Choctaw resist removal?
Under such treatment, perhaps 4,000 Choctaws removed from Mississippi to Indian Territory during the government-sponsored Removals of the 1840s. Still 2,000 Choctaw people simply refused to remove from their homeland. The price that these people paid to resist Removal was astronomical.
During treaty negotiations the three main Choctaw tribal areas (Upper Towns, Six town, and Lower Towns) had a “Miko” (chief) to represent them. The Choctaw believed that ceding over 2 million acres to the United States would be enough to satisfy the American need for land, but it was not.
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