Rabbit Trail: Cherokee Land
Estimated Time: 15 minutes
Billy's family lives on Cherokee land that was given to his mother because she was part Cherokee. Let's learn a little about this nation.
Kids learn about Native American Indian tribe the Cherokee from the Southeast of the United States.
The Cherokee lands were divided and given to Native Americans as a part of a government law called the Dawes Act. Read about the Dawes Act below.
The 1887 law intended to assimilate Native Americans led to the loss of millions of acres of land.
Do you think this act was fair to the Cherokee nation?