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.
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.