THE WINDWALKER COLLECTION (Scroll down for Image Preview)
In 1830, just a year after taking office, President Jackson pushed a new piece of
legislation called the "Indian Removal Act" through both houses of
Congress. It gave the president power to negotiate removal treaties
with Indian tribes living east of the Mississippi. Under these
treaties, the Indians were to give up their lands east of the
Mississippi in exchange for lands to the west.. This act
affected not only the southeastern nations, but many others further
southeastern nations resisted, and Jackson forced them to leave.
By 1837, the Jackson administration had removed 46,000 Native
American people from their land east of the Mississippi. Most
members of the five southeastern nations had been relocated west,
opening 25 million acres of land to white settlement and to slavery.