Chief John Ross

Cherokee – Our Hearts Are Sickened

“Our Hearts are Sickened”: Letter from Chief John Ross of the Cherokee, Georgia, 1836 By President Andrew Jackson’s election in 1828, the only large concentrations of Indian tribes remaining on the east coast were located in the South. The Cherokee had adopted the settled way of life of the surrounding—and encroaching—white society. They were consequently known, along with the Creek,…

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