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What were the impacts of the Trail of Tears?

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The Trail of Tears resulted in the forced relocation of tens of thousands of Native Americans from the southeastern United States to the territory of Oklahoma from the 1830s through 1850s. It is most commonly associated with the forced migration of the Cherokee in 1838. It also involved the relocation of the Creek, Choctaw, Chickasaw, and Seminole tribes. As many as 8,000 Cherokee perished during the long march.

There were a number of significant impacts from this event. It opened up new lands for use by white Americans. After the removal, large plantations were established in former native...

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The Trail of Tears is the name given to the ethnic cleansing and the relocation of Native Americans because of the Indian Removal Act of 1830. It removed members of Indian tribes from their lands into "Indian territory" in present day Oklahoma. It led to bigger conflicts between the natives and Americans because of maltreatment and search of Gold.  It led to violent confrontations and treaties that never worked for either side. Missionaries taught Indians to live with whites and to Christianize them.