The Trail of Tears was a series of forced Indian removals by the United States government
over 2 decades, but the removal of the Cherokee nation from Georgia, Tennessee, and Alabama is the most famous of these forced marches. This is the relocation that most people associate with the Trail of Tears, but it was no the only one. The Seminoles (1832), the Choctaw (1830), the Chickasaw (1832), the Creek (1832), the Fox (1832), the Sauk and the Cherokee (1835) were all removed from their ancestral lands.
====Andrew Jackson and Indian
removal====Jackson strongly favored removing the 60,000 Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw and Creek and Seminole (the Civilized Tribes) from North Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Florida and Mississippi
In Jackson’s first message to Congress - he asked for funds to remove the tribes west of the Mississippi
====Opposition to Indian Removal====