Background of the Trail of Tears The Trail of Tears occurred when America was still young. Interesting Trail of Tears Facts: Prior to the passing of the Indian Removal Act of 1830, many Native American tribes were thriving in the southeastern United States. It is a Spanish word for village. We will be exploring Westward Expansion. And when gold was discovered in Georgia, the Americans became determined to take the land for themselves. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards. Along the way, thousands of Cherokee died from diseases, starvation, and the cold.
As we walk past white towns, the whites come out to watch us pass. After all the cards have been called ask the students to look around- many of their classmates will either be sitting on the floor or with their heads down, they represent the number of Indians that would not have survived the trip west. In a stunning climax, Jim aids Danny in a daring and dangerous escape. The Trail of Tears refers to a deadly journey that Native Americans were forced to take during a series of relocations in the late 1830s. Tayo's quest leads him back to the Indian past and its traditions, to beliefs about witchcraft and evil, and to the ancient stories of his people. None of them care about my people or me. Materials Materials you will need for this lesson are the associated map activity which shows the location of the Indian tribes before and after removal and the hazard cards which are used to determine who survives and who dies in the reenactment of the journey.
When Thunders Spoke is a haunting story whose strength often lies in what is not said. The Supreme Court did nothing. On these long hunting trips I met and became acquainted with many of the Cherokee Indians, hunting with them by day and sleeping around their campfires by night. But the government sent in the army to force tribes to move. You can have different groups read about different perspectives and share out a summary in their own words to teach their peers. I hate those white soldiers who took us from our home. Trail of Tears Facts The Trail of Tears refers to the forced relocation of Native Americans following the Indian Removal Act of 1830, from southeastern regions in the United States to Indian Territory west of the Mississippi River.
From my mother I feel fear. The Cherokee had also helped settlers who were struggling. This can be as low key or big of a production as you wish. With that, President Andrew Jackson signed the Indian Removal Act in 1830. As we begin 2019, 5th grade will finish working on decimals. You could also have students use the to have students write a letter to President Andrew Jackson from the point of view of a Cherokee in 1830.
Ask students to think about that number on the grand scale of how many people were displaced form their homes. During the summer, some groups were forced to start marching to Oklahoma. How did these early people stop ghosts from entering their homes? The Chicksaw and Choctaw tribes accepted the relocation treaties and began their march west. I do not like these people. .
I saw the helpless Cherokees arrested and dragged from their homes, and driven at the bayonet point into the stockades. The most infamous of these involved the Cherokee tribe being marched from Georgia to present day Oklahoma. My aunts try to get me to sleep by them, but at night, I creep to her side. Of them, about 4,000 died along the way. I can truthfully say that neither my rifle nor my knife were stained with Cherokee blood.
President Andrew Jackson ignored the Supreme Court ruling. This treaty sold the Cherokee lands to the United Sates Government. Each student will then select a single subtopic to narrow their focus. For Native Americans, the journey west was not seen that way. We will be exploring living and nonliving elements in given environments. My aunts and uncles try to take care of me, so she can get better.
In reading… As we wrap up reading Home of the Brave, the fifth graders will be moving into nonfiction reading. In writing… In the early weeks of January, some fifth grade classes are publishing their Feature Articles, while others are ready to dive into the next non-fiction unit: historical research report. Being acquainted with many of the Indians and able to fluently speak their language, I was sent as an interpreter into the Smoky Mountain Country, and witness the execution of the most brutal order in the History of America. I attempted to stop him and it ended in a personal encounter. Worksheet will open in a new window. The people and leaders of the tribes were often divided on the issue. The Trail of Tears was when the United States government forced Native Americans to move from their homelands in the Southern United States to Indian Territory in Oklahoma.
The long painful journey to the west ended March 26th 1839, with 4,000 silent graves reaching from the foothills of the Smoky Mountains to what is known as Indian Territory in the West. Collect readings some good suggestions are on the page and maps. As the discussion winds down, Andrew Jackson or his emissary will return and demand that you leave now. I feel her pull me to her tightly. Why was the buffalo so important? Photocopy the activity page if you plan to have students use a guide for note-taking. How were the tribes treated during this time frame? Explore the steps taken by the government to free up land in Georgia and Tennessee by moving entire tribes westward.
Discuss why some tribes would voluntarily leave their homeland while others refused. There was however some major problems with this idea, the major one being that most of the Indians did not want to move. Teachers will need to make sure that they call out all the hazard cards by the end except for the survivor cards, those should be the only students still standing at the end of the activity. I will be forever denied her warmth, the soft fingers in my hair, her gentle breath as we slept. His allegiance to the Cherokees was strong, and he remained their leader once they reached their new designated lands in Oklahoma.