The Forced Removal of American Indians from the Northeast: A by David W. Miller

By David W. Miller

Among the payment of the Pilgrims in New England in 1620 and the 1850s, local Indians have been compelled to maneuver west of the Mississippi River. within the strategy they surrendered, commonly reluctantly, their claims to 412,000 sq. miles of land east of the Mississippi River and north of the Ohio River and the Mason-Dixon Line. counting on the phrases of these concerned and pertinent records, this examine supplies perception into the concepts and attitudes of these difficult the flow and the efforts of the Indians to stay. The alterations in governmental guidelines that happened as a result of innovative struggle are famous as is the incremental weakening of the Indians because the avalanche of settlers moved west.

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Atherton was not satisfied with a bogus deed for six thousand acres. In a larger plot the United Colonies fined the Narragansetts for various crimes. The fine was large enough that they couldn’t pay it without help from Humphrey Atherton, of Atherton Company, who took a mortgage on their land. When the Narragansetts, with great difficulty, were able to meet the mortgage payment, Atherton refused to accept the payment and claimed ownership of all remaining 400 square miles of Narragansett land. The plot failed when Rhode Island claimed the land.

In disputes “neither Massachusetts, nor [the Narragansetts were] to be judges; ... both [were] to have recourse” to England. 17 The reason for the declaration of war is not clear. , then-governor of Massachusetts Bay, by his brother-in-law that suggests selfish motives may have been involved: If upon a Just warre the Lord should deliver them [the Narragansetts] into our hands, wee might easily have men woemen and children enough to exchange for Moores, which will be more gaynefull pilladge for us then wee conceive, for I doe not see how wee can thrive untill wee get into a stock of slaves sufficient to doe all our business....

Marie on June 14, 1671, before assembled Indians, at which France claimed possession of “all the countries, rivers, lakes and streams ... both those which have been discovered and those which may be discovered ... bounded on one side by the seas of the North 32 7. ”8 Next, Talon ordered an expedition to make discoveries in the Mississippi Valley to be led by Louis Jolliet, who was either the first or one of the first Europeans to travel down Lake Huron to Lake Erie by way of the Detroit River. 9 They left the straits in two canoes on May 17, 1673, and reached the Mississippi River on June 17 after going down Green Bay and, by way of the Fox River, to a portage to the Wisconsin River, which carried them to the Mississippi.

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