What was the “Trail of Tears” under the terms of the Indian Removal Act of 1830?

The “Trail of Tears” refers to the “removal,” or forced exile, of 17,000 Cherokee from Georgia in 1838-39, under the terms of the Indian Removal Act of 1830.

About 4,000 people, one in four Cherokees, died of hunger and disease on their way to Oklahoma.

Leave a Comment