In the 1830s, 125,000 Native Americans lived on millions of acres of land in Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama, North Carolina and Florida. Their ancestors cultivated and occupied the land for generations.

White Americans feared and resented the Native Americans they encountered. Though the Native Americans occupied the land first, to the whites they were aliens who occupied land they wanted. Government officials believed that the best way to “deal” with the Native Americans was to “civilize” them. The goal of these efforts was to make the Native Americas as white as possible by converting them to Christianity, teaching them to speak…

marlon mosley

recovering Lawyer, History buff who wants to share my knowledge with the world . To teach them lessons from our past. see all of the stories on www.mwmblog.com

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