They called it the ?Indian problem.? The white settlers wanted more land, and the tribes held rich acreages. Removing tribes from the Southeast was more than just an idea by the time Andrew Jackson was elected president in 1828. The Indian Removal Act was among his defining pieces of legislation. Jackson argued that moving tribes west of the Mississippi River would guarantee their survival. Instead it launched an era of genocide.
March 19, 2020
?Kill the Indian, save the man?: Remembering the stories of Indian boarding schools