During the dreaded year of 1836, the Cherokee Indians were
forced to migrate 800 miles from Georgia to Oklahoma. This was
because the United States government was very prejudice and
ignorant. They were not willing to coexist with the Cherokee
Indians. The United States Government gave them an alternative
to either act like the white man or move. So that’s exactly what
To become more like the white man, they dressed like
them, became farmers, changed their religion, learned to read and
write, and also formed their own newspaper. The white men were
still not satisfied with this so they told them to move anyways.
They were provided transportation by boats but many people died
so they decided to go by foot. Thousands of Indians were killed
by disease and malnutrition. This was wrong for the Americans to
do because they did everything we wanted them to do except
change the color of their skin. The Cherokee and other Indian
tribes were on the land before us and we still kicked them off.
We were very selfish and we shouldn’t have done this.