BACKGROUND Earlier During this past summer, youth from both the Cherokee Nation and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians biked through Mid Tennessee reflecting and commemorating the 1838 Trail of Tears that passed through the state with thousands of Cherokees being driven from their homes and forcibly moved out to Indian Territory, now present-day Oklahoma. There were 12 individuals from the Cherokee Nation and 8 young individuals from the Eastern Band. The Bike Riders rode over the route heading north of the Trail of Tears. Something else that was interesting ws the the Creek tribe walked with the Cherokee on the northern half of the trail. The Bike Ride was to memorialize the Trail of Tears, which was the result of the fake, illegal Treaty of New Echota signed by an opposing faction of Cherokees with no actual authority to negotiate for the Nation. In the months before the indian removal nearby white colonies talk about how they expected resistance, and to be ready to forcibly move those who sought to stay. This isn’t surprising looking back at previous examples, their old Cherokee leader during the 18th century (Dragging Canoe) who led the Native resistance in the southeast. Regardless, Principal Chief John Ross would continue to preach to the Cherokee to attempt to engage in only non-violent resistance. The trail of tears was a forced relocation of Over 16, 000 Cherokees (men, women, children, the elderly) were rounded up by 7,000 soldiers, 4,000 federal troops, and 3,000 volunteers, and imprisoned in stockades and concentration camps. The soldiers began driving the people from their homes to the camps in May of 1838. As a result of terrible rations of the food and harsh government enforcement of disgustingly unsanitary conditions, disease swept through all of the camps. It is estimated that over 2,500 Cherokees died in holding pens. Another 1,500 died on the way west (some authorities set the figure of death to as near as 8,000 counting those who perished, because of starvation and disease, after reaching Oklahoma). It is said that no one under six or over sixty survived. Most Cherokees arrived in Oklahoma oj March 1839. A forceful progression of the removal of the Native people from their homes in the Southeastern United States to a range west of the Mississippi River that had been assigned as “Indian Territory”. The constrained movements were completed by different government specialists following the section of the Indian Removal Act in 1830. The migrated individuals experienced presentation, infection, and starvation while on the way, and more than four thousand kicked the bucket before arriving. The expulsion included individuals from the Cherokee, Muscogee (Creek), Seminole, Chickasaw, and Choctaw countries. The expression “Trail of Tears” began from a depiction of the expulsion of the Cherokee Nation in 1838. In the area of 1830 and 1850, the Chickasaw, Choctaw, Creek, Seminole, and Cherokee individuals (counting blended race and dark freedmen and slaves who lived among them) were Basically and systematically removed from their dwellings in the Southeastern United States, and moved more distant west. Those Native Americans that were migrated were forced to walk to their homes by state and neighborhood local armies. The Cherokee evacuation in 1838 (the last constrained expulsion east of the Mississippi) was expedited by the disclosure of gold close Dahlonega, Georgia in 1828, bringing about the Georgia Gold Rush. Roughly 2,000-6,000 of the 16,543 that were moved died en route. In 1830, a gathering of Indians all in all suggests the Five Civilized Tribes, that were the Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Muscogee, and Seminole, who were living as independent countries in what would later be called the American Deep South. American pilgrims had been forcing the national government to remove Indians from the Southeast; numerous pioneers were moving onto Indian terrains, while others needed more land to be made accessible to white pioneers. Despite the fact that this illegal push was contradicted by many, including U.S. Congressman Davy Crockett of Tennessee, President Andrew Jackson could increase Congressional section of the Indian Removal Act of 1830, which was approved which gave the administration the power to remove Indian title to lands in the Southeast. In 1831, the Choctaw turned into the principal Nation to be removed, and their evacuation was used as the model for every single future migration. After two wars in 1832, a very large number of Seminoles were evacuated. The Creek expulsion followed in 1834, the Chickasaw in 1837, and the last tribe to leave being the Cherokee in 1838. Many Indians stayed in their home countries where they were born. It is shown that some Choctaw are found to live in Mississippi, Creek were found to live in Alabama and Florida, Cherokee in North Carolina, and Seminole in Florida. An allowed number of non-Indians, including some Africans that had been brought over. (some as slaves, and others as life partners or freedmen), likewise went with the Indians on the trek westward. By 1837, 46,000 Indians from the southeastern states had been expelled from their countries, consequently opening 25 million sections of land for prevalently white settlement.LEGALBefore 1830, the borders of these self-ruling tribal countries, which involved huge regions of the United States, were liable, partially because of risk from squatters and the risk of military power. The areas and land controlled by the Indian countries living in what were then known as the “Indian Territories”, which were located west of the Mississippi River which would soon become the state of Oklahoma, were settled and ruled over by national bargains with the United States central government. While holding their tribal meetings and voting conferences, which incorporated a constitution or authority gathering in tribes, for example, the Iroquois and Cherokee, many small gatherings of the southeastern Indian countries had moved toward becoming in part or totally monetarily coordinated into the economy of the area. This incorporated the estate economy in states, for example, Georgia, and the ownership of slaves. These slaves were additionally persuasively migrated amid the procedure of removal. Under the U.S. bargain law, the regional limits guaranteed by governmentally perceived tribes got a similar status under which the Southeastern tribal cases were perceived; until the accompanying foundation of reservations of land, dictated by the government, which were surrendered to the rest of the tribes by law arrangement, in a procedure that frequently involved constrained migration. The foundation of the Indian Territory and the extinguishment of Indian land asserts east of the Mississippi foreseen the foundation of the U.S. Indian reservation framework. It was forced on staying Indian grounds later in the nineteenth century. The fight for Indian power held on until the point when the Supreme Court of the United States gained leverage in Cherokee Nation v. Georgia (1831), that the Cherokee were not a sovereign and free country, and along these lines not qualified for a hearing under the steady gaze of the court. While the last administering was resisted by Jackson, the activities of the Jackson organization were not disengaged on the grounds that state and government authorities had abused arrangements without result, regularly credited to military exigency, as the individuals from singular Indian countries were not naturally United States residents and were once in a while given remaining in any U.S. court. Jackson’s contribution in what ended up to be known as the Trail of Tears can’t be disregarded. Jackson played a major factor in the trail of tears, and stood by idly as native americans were tortured, murdered, executed,raped, and pillaged, and eventually removed from their homes to be relocated.