Beginning of the End of Copper-Colored Natives

The 1830 Indian Removal Act forced Indians, living east of the Mississippi River, from their ancestral lands to unchartered territories west of the Mississippi.  This migration became known as the Trail of Tears because many died along the way and the rest suffered hardships trying to survive in a completely foreign land.  Some fought to stay, but also suffered great hardships at the hands of the European settlers.

Note:  the term “Indian” was given to natives of America by Christopher Columbus because he originally thought he landed on the shores of India.  The people impacted by this law were the copper-colored race of people the Europeans found here.

Know Better:
Indian Treaties and the Removal Act of 1830 – U.S. Dept. of State, Office of the Historian
The Trail of Tears, The Indian Removals –
Indian Removal –

Do Better:
Research your ancestry so you’ll know who you are and the history of your people.  Too many copper-colored people believe their ancestral history was lost during the slave trade because of believing they came from Africa.  This belief desensitizes you to the perils of the original people of America, who just may turn out to be your ancestors.

6 thoughts on “Beginning of the End of Copper-Colored Natives

  1. My Sister, depending if your from Massachusetts or the Carolinas, you are are a Blackfoot Native Murican, we never called ourselves the things they say. Arnold Swartzenegger, means “Black Nigger” we are the copper colored races, NC Autochtonous 4REAL ! Love


  2. Christopher Columbus knew where he was going. He was headed to the three Indias in America, not Hindustan which was recently coined India in the late 1940’s.
    The world is a stage.


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