Sabrina Cooper, Jonathan James
Jonathan James, Sabrina Cooper
On May 28, 1830 President Andrew Jackson signed The Indian Removal Act. This Act authorized the president to grant unsettled lands west of the Mississippi in exchange for Indian lands within existing state borders. A few tribes went peacefully, but many- including some Cherokees- resisted the relocation policy.
Our story follows 14 year old Hala. She is taken from her home, put into stockades for the winter season, then forced to walk west to her new "home".