Treaty of New Echota

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Cherokee territory in northern Georgia, 1830

The Treaty of New Echota (7 Stat. 488) was a treaty signed on December 29, 1835, in New Echota, Georgia by officials of the United States government and representatives of a minority Cherokee faction, the Treaty Party.[1]

The treaty of New Echota essentially made the Indians move out of the southeast United States and into Indian Territory. This move was called the Trail of Tears.

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  1. Starr, Emmet 1967. History of the Cherokee Indians. Fayetteville: Indian Heritage Assn., p. 86