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President Jackson authorizes Native peoples’ removal from Georgia
President Andrew Jackson signs the Indian Removal Act, authorizing the Army to force Cherokee, Chickasaw, ...
Supreme Court rules Indian nations not subject to state law
The second of three court cases (the “Marshall Trilogy”) that become the foundation of American Indian ...
The Removal Act affects Choctaw first
The Removal Act that President Andrew Jackson pressed through Congress becomes a reality as the Choctaw ...
Some Seminoles, Creeks evade U.S. forced relocation
When the U.S., enforcing the Removal Act, coerces many Seminoles to march to Indian Territory (which ...
U.S. vaccinates Native peoples on the frontier against smallpox
Congress passes the Indian Vaccination Act and appropriates $12,000 to hire physicians to vaccinate Native ...
Supreme Court rules U.S. must treat tribes as nations
The third of three court cases (the “Marshall Trilogy”) that become the foundation of American Indian ...
Muscogee Creek are forced out of Alabama
The U.S. Department of War forcibly removes the remaining 20,000 Muscogee Creek from Alabama to Indian ...
Chickasaw are removed to Indian Territory
The U.S. Department of War forcibly removes the Chickasaw from Mississippi, Kentucky, Alabama, and Tennessee, ...
Cherokee die on Trail of Tears
The U.S. Department of War forcibly removes approximately 17,000 Cherokee to Indian Territory (which ...
Indian Affairs moves to Interior Department; U.S. approach to tribes shifts
Signaling a change in approach toward Native peoples, the federal government moves the Office of Indian ...