Indian Removal Act

The Indian Removal Act was a piece of legislation in the United States that was signed after five Native American tribes including the Seminole were defeated in battle by the Anglos in the Southern United States. It forced the tribes to be driven westward to the Indian Territory, where they began living fewer than fifty winters before Spring 1880. The Seminole had been driven westward by 1832. Thousands of them died to cold, disease and hunger during the months-long march, which became known as the Trail of Tears. (COMIC: The Parliament of Fear)

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