Why was there no northern Trail of Tears?
June 26, 2012 6:06 AM Subscribe
Indian Removal Filter: why didn't the US government attempt to remove American Indians from the northeastern US?
posted by workerant to Law & Government (12 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
The Indian Removal Act forced Choctaw, Chickasaw, Cherokee, Creek and Seminole people from their lands in the South and compelled resettlement in the West. Though morally repugnant, the Act was effective and produced the intended results.
So why didn't Andrew Jackson try the same thing in the Northeast?