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Title: Time Line of Cherokee Removal

Time Line of Cherokee Removal
  • 1785 Treaty of Hopewell- First treaty between
    Cherokees and the United States
  • 1791 Treaty proposes the civilization program
  • 1827 Cherokees write a constitution
  • 1831 In Cherokee Nation v. Georgia, the U.S
    Supreme Court declares the Cherokee Nation a
    domestic dependent nation
  • 1838-39 Removal of the Cherokee Nation

  • Cherokee Language and Nationalism

Cherokee Cultural Change
  • The goal was to convert Indians into white
  • Its was believed that the Indians culture was a
    result of them not knowing better
  • In other words, Indians inferiority was
    cultural not racial

United States Civilization Program
  • England had owned the American colonies by right
    of discovery, a concept that gave Christian
    European governments the right to claim and
    occupy the lands of non-Christian and
    uncivilized people
  • After the revolutionary war the United States
    won, by right of conquest, Englands rights,
    which includes sovereign authority over all the
    land and people within its domain.

Cherokee Language
  • Early 1820s writing system developed by Sequoyah
  • 1828 Cherokee nation began publishing the
    Cherokee Phoenix

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Cherokee Today
  • Eastern Band
  • Benefits of Casinos

Thursday, December 2nd
  • Chad Smith, current principal chief of the
    Western Cherokees, is coming to UNC on Thursday,
    Dec. 2. He will speak in 116 Murphy Hall at 4pm.

Works Cited
  • Perdue, Theda and Michael D. Green. The Cherokee
    Removal. Boston St. Martins Press, 1995.
  • http//ngeorgia.com/history/trailoftearsmap2.html
  • http//college.hmco.com/history/readerscomp/naind/
  • http//www.rosecity.net/tears/
  • http//ngeorgia.com/history/nghisttt.html
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