Trail of Tears

Events

Compact of 1802

Approx. January 17, 1802

The compact of 1802, also known as the Georgia compact, promised to extinguish American Indian land title in the state of GA

1812

January 17, 1812

one-fourth of the Cherokee nation from the southeastern US voluntarily migrated to Arkansas territory settling between the white and Arkansas River in northwest Arkansas

1821

January 17, 1821

MIssouri becomes a state

1828

January 17, 1828

Adrew Jackson elected as president.

1830

January 18, 1830

Indian Removal Act made by President Jackson passed Congress.

1835

January 18, 1835

Treaty of New Echota provided for removal east of Mississippi Rivier

1836

January 18, 1836

Arkansas becomes a state.

1837

January 18, 1837

Chickasaw voluntarily remove

1838

January 18, 1838

Forced removal of 16,000 Cherokee

1839

January 18, 1839

Cherokee trail of tears continued, 4,000 deaths along the way.