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Jackson, Andrew (1767-1845) To the Cherokee Tribe of Indians East of the Mississippi [circular] [removal]

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC07377 Author/Creator: Jackson, Andrew (1767-1845) Place Written: Washington Type: Documents Date: 16 March 1835 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Printed circular letter. "I have no motive, my friends, to deceive you...circumstances that cannot be controlled, and which are beyond the reach of human laws, render it impossible that you can flourish in the midst of a civilized community. You have but one remedy within your reach. And that is, to remove in the West..."

People: Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845.

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Keywords/Subjects: President, American Indian History, Westward Expansion, Immigration and Migration, Refugees

Sub Era: Age of Jackson