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Native Am. removal

Alexander McGillivray Creek who ceded land located between the Ogeechee and Oconee Rivers to Georgia
William McIntosh Creek chief who signed a treaty ceding all Creek lands to the United States
Sequoyah Cherokee who created the Syllabery
John Ross Cherokee chief who argued that Georgia laws did not extend over the Cherokee land-led trail of tears
Dahlonega Gold Rush gold discovered in Dahlonega brought miners to that area leading to the Trail of Tears
Andrew Jackson U.S. President who ordered the removal of the Cherokee Indians to Oklahoma terrotory
Worcester v. Georgia U.S. Supreme court case whose ruling states that Georgia laws did not apply in the Cherokee nation
John Marshall U.S. Supreme Court Justice that announced the Supreme Court's decision in the Worcester v. Georgia case
Trail of Tears Name given to the forced removal of the Cherokee to the Indian Territory (present-day Oklahoma)
Major Ridge Cherokee who felt it was better for their people to move west
New Echota the permanent capital of the Cherokee
Treaty of New Echota allowed the Cherokee to retain sovereignity and maintain peace, but required they release their ancestral land and relocate to Oklahoma
syllabary a group of symbols that stand for whole syllables; created by Sequoyah
Cherokee Phoenix the first Indian newspaper;was printed in Cherokee and English
Created by: cindy_ritter



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