The Long, Bitter Trail was written by Anthony F. The Long, Bitter Trail follows the history of Andrew Jackson and the Indians. In this compelling book, Anthony F.C. Wallace focuses on the Indian Removal Act of 1830 and the Trail of Tears, the Indians of the Southeast took to what is now present day Oklahoma. Central person in this story was Andrew Jackson. When he became president of the United States, he had to make a decision on the Indian removal act. Andrew Jackson and the government were both divided over the whole question of an Indian Removable Act. He eventually became one of its major proponents. Anthony F.C. Wallace also explains how racists white people treated the Native Americans and forced them to leave the east and head west of the Mississippi river. .
The trail of tears was a bloody and horrible event in American history. The man behind the Trail of Tears was Andrew Jackson. Jackson was born and raised in the state of Tennessee. While growing up he was taught to hate Indians and he was pretty much a racist against them. In his two terms, Jackson used the powers as president very unfairly. By doing this, Jackson found away to get rid of the Indians. Jackson enacted the Indian Removal Act in 1803 and signed it into the law which required all Indian tribes to leave and head west of the Mississippi River to Indian Territory, reservations in what is now present day Oklahoma. This act was created due to the white settlements toward the west. This was the only way to make room was to move the Indians west.
In 1830 the Indians were battling it out in the Supreme Court. A new law was passed that said Cherokees would be under state law instead of federal law. This allowed them no protection at all. They had no way to protect themselves or their land with this change. They tried to fight this change but the Indians were told they could not sue because they were not a nation outside the United States so the Cherokees lost their case.