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With each territorial acquisition, new waves of white settlers moved onto the land. And just as they had done during the colonial era, American Indians responded to the white incursions in different ways. Some bands reluctantly fled further west or up into Canada, searching for lands far from white settlements and migration routes. Other northern tribes, faced with a choice between “exodus and life on individual allotments surrounded by whites,”2 managed to keep a grip on small sections of their ancient homelands.
People feel bad when they leave Old Nation. Women cry and make sad wails. …But they say nothing and just put heads down and keep on go towards West. ”11 By March 1839 the last Cherokee survivors of the Trail of Tears had straggled into Oklahoma. S. government to leave their home in the American Southeast and relocate in Oklahoma Territory. demoralized and divided tribe. The various factions came together to draw up a new constitution and form the United Cherokee Nation. In 1841 a new capital was established in Tahlequah.
I know what it is to hate,” explained Cherokee survivor Samuel Cloud, who was nine years old when he accompanied his family on the journey to Okla33 Defining Moments: American Indian Removal and the Trail to Wounded Knee homa. “I hate those white soldiers who took us from our home. I hate the soldiers who make us keep walking through the snow and ice toward this new home that none of us ever wanted. I hate the people who killed my father and mother. I hate the white people who lined the roads in their woolen clothes that kept them warm, watching us pass.