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Fact 01The Trail of Tears was approximately 1000 miles
 
Fact 02The Five Civilised Tribes were  were forced to travel from their homelands in the Deep South to reservations in present day Oklahoma
 
Fact 03The names of the Five Civilised Tribes were the Cherokee, Choctaw, Seminole, Chickasaw and Creek
 
Fact 04The journeys of the Five Civilised Tribes along the Trail of Tears started in 1831
  • The Choctaw tribe were removed in 1831
  • The Seminole tribe were removed in 1832
  • The Creek tribe were removed in 1834
  • The Chickasaw tribe were removed in 1837
  • The Cherokee tribe were removed in 1838
Fact 05Of the 16,000 Choctaw Indians who journeyed across the Trail of Tears between 5000 and 6,000 died en route
 
Fact 06The Five Civilised Tribes were so-called because they adopted the various cultural and political features of the Europeans including farming methods, clothing, houses and many converted to Christianity.
 
Fact 07Wealthy members of the Five Civilised Tribes had black slaves who worked on their cotton plantations
 
Fact 08The Five Civilised Tribes had a written constitution, a judiciary system and a public school system
 
Fact 09The end of the American Civil War (1861–1865) saw the fall of the tribes and the treaties of the tribes who had supported the Confederacy were broken
 
Fact 10President Andrew Jackson was instrumental in the events leading up to the Trail of Tears, his policies involved the ethnic cleansing of several Indian tribes
 
Fact 11Many white settlers advocated the total extermination of the "savages."
 
Fact 12Andrew Jackson signed the Indian Removal Act in 1830 which reversed the U.S. policy of respecting the rights of Native American Indians
 
Fact 13The Indian Removal Act started the removal of the tribes via the Trail of Tears from their homelands in the Deep South to Indian reservations in Oklahoma.
 
Fact 14The Treaty of New Echota in 1835 ceded all Cherokee land to the United States for $5.6 million
 
Fact 1517,000 Cherokees were forced off their land in 1838 and had to undertake the long journey across the Trail of Tears
 
Fact 16General Winfield Scott led the forced removal of the Indians to start their journey on the Trail of Tears. Their homelands were won by white settlers in a lottery.
 
Fact 17U.S. soldiers did not allow the Indians to take extra clothing, food or blankets for their journey on the Trail of Tears
 
Fact 18The Cherokees were organized into separate groups of about 1,000 people for the journey on the Trail of Tears
 
Fact 19The Cherokees were allowed 600 wagons and carts, 5,000 horses and just over 100 oxen for their journey across the Trail of Tears
 
Fact 20Not all of the Indians walked the whole of the Trail of tears. Some had horses and wagons, and some were were transported part of the way by barges
 
Fact 21The Cherokee Trail of Tears led to exposure in freezing cold weather conditions with inadequate clothing. They suffered from malnutrition, starvation and disease
 
Fact 22The fatal diseases that killed so many of the Native Indians included Smallpox, Malaria, Measles, Cholera and Pneumonia 
 
Fact 23Nearly 4000 Cherokees died on the Trail of Tears from malnutrition, exposure, and disease.
 
Fact 24The Cherokee tribe refer to the Trail of Tears as 'Nunna daul Isunyi' which means “The Trail Where They Cried”
 

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