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The 1830 Indian Removal Act

The 1830 Indian Removal Act forced southeastern Cherokees, Creeks, Seminoles, Choctaws, and Chickasaws westward onto reservations, along the Trail of Tears.

Jerome Tiger, Endless Trail, 1966, Museum purchase, 1966.11.2, ©2010 The Philbrook Museum of Art, Inc., Tulsa, Oklahoma

The 1830 Indian Removal Act

Images of the Era: 1815-1851

Following the War of 1812, a stronger sense of national unity emerged in the United States. As America expanded westward, however, attempts to spread slavery into those new territories seriously divided the nation.