The expansion of the United States westward led to conflicts over government policy towards Native Americans. Some white Americans favored assimilation, while others insisted that removal was the only solution. A small minority of Cherokee preferred removal, believing it would offer greater sovereignty to their nation. This lesson plan explores why people in the 1830s supported Indian Removal.
Image: Painting of Seminole Chief Osceola by George Catlin, 1838. From the Wikimedia Commons.