Removed from their land


This register recorded census-like data on Cherokee Indian family groups. More than 70,000 members of the Cherokee, Seminole, Creek, Chickasaw, and Choctaw tribes were removed from their lands between Tennessee and Louisiana by the 1830 Indian Removal Act. They were relocated west of the Mississippi River. The Indians lost millions of acres of land, and more than 10,000 people died during the nearly 1,000-mile march.

National Archives, Records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs