Accessible World Presents A World View of History by Don Queen

For a change in pace, join us on November 17th when we go back to the turn of the
nineteenth century and read about Andrew Jackson and the Trail of Tears.
“The great Shawnee Chief Tecumseh let out a terrifying whoop”…is the dramatic beginning
of Chapter One with Tecumseh traveling to meet with five thousand Creek Indians in
October 1811 to persuade the five “civilized” tribes: the Creeks, Chickasaws, Choctaws,
and Seminoles to join a giant Native American confederation extending from the Canadian
Border to the Gulf of Mexico to drive the White devils back into the sea. This led
to a civil war among the Creeks, and the Fort Mim’s massacre killing several hundred
whites bringing in the Federal Government and General Jackson. The book then reviews
Jackson’s history and rise to fame on the violent Western frontier.
This is the seventh book Professor Remini has written on Andrew Jackson. It focuses
on the motivation and behavior of Andrew Jackson as an Indian fighter, General, and
President and how he dealt with the inevitable problems arising out of the White
Man’s intrusion into Indian lands. Jackson had the usual view of Native Americans
as bloodthirsty savages, but his military and political advancement gave him a broader
viewpoint and concern for the tribes in trying to minimize conflicts between the
Indians and encroaching whites. According to Remini, He administered justice on the
frontier in an even but heavy-handed manner, however, it did seem to this reader
to fall heavier on the Native Americans. He discussed the Indians removal to the
Louisiana Territory with the Tennessee governor as early as 1809 as being preferable
to the current practice of forcing them into debt and cheating them out of their
lands.
Also, He was particularly concerned about the security of the United States from
the covert war against the U.S. by the Spanish and English who supplied guns and
ammunition to their Indian surrogates. . Ultimately the author claims Jackson chose
removal instead of annihilation and forced through Congress the policy of removal.
Despite the horrors of the trail of Tears, both Jackson and the author feel the policy
of Removal saved the five “civilized” tribes of the Southwest from extinction. How
much of the brutality incident to the Trail of Tears could have been avoided with
greater oversight by Jackson remains a question. These were tumultuous times in the
White House and Old Hickory has always been controversial.
Andrew Jackson And His Indian Wars
Remini, Robert V. Read by Lou Harpenau. Reading time 13 hours 35 minutes.
U.S. History 2001
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