Lamar Orders the Cherokee Removal, 1839

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Title

Lamar Orders the Cherokee Removal, 1839

Subject

Cherokee Indian Removal

Description

"After discovering evidence of a Mexican plot to ally with the Indians to overthrow the Republic of Texas, Lamar abandoned any efforts to find a peaceful solution. He sent troops to occupy the Neches Saline area and notified Chief Bowl that his people would be removed beyond the Red River, by force if necessary. The Cherokees decided to fight." (Texas State Library)

Creator

MB Lamar

Source

Texas State Library

Date

1839

Files

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Date Added
November 25, 2019
Citation
MB Lamar, “Lamar Orders the Cherokee Removal, 1839,” Young American Republic, accessed May 21, 2022, http://projects.leadr.msu.edu/youngamerica/items/show/329.