Cherokee Phoenix

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Published November, 20, 1830

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This issue of the Phoenix is printed in four columns only.

From the Cincinnati American.


The treatment the Indians have received from the present administration is most cruelly unjust. It is the duty of every one, who feels for his country's honor as if his own character was at stake, to protest against such proceedings. We cannot believe they are sanctioned even by the respectable portion of the citizens of Georgia, and the time, it is to be hoped, is not far distant when exact justice will be awarded this most unfortunate race, by those who have hitherto been considered its oppressors.

A letter is before us from a friend, who has had the most favorable opportunities for observing the present condition of the Southern tribes, having travelled and resided among them for a considerable time. The following extract is made from it, which we commend to the attention of our readers. It informs us of the measures which have been resorted to for the expression of the Creek Indians. Will the people of Ohio sanction such inhuman treatment as they have received from the present Executive?

To the Editors of the American.

GENTLEMEN, Knowing the people of the U. States are not apprised of the manner in which the Indians have been treated by the Present Administration. I take the liberty of giving you some of the important outlines of the course pursued, from which, you will be able to make such statements to the public as you may deem proper.

The first step of President Jackson was, to use every exertion in his power to induce the Indians to emigrate. In fact, no means were spared on the part of the Government and its Agents to effect his object. Influenced by these inducements with the firm pledge of the President, a great number have become willing to move; and have made every arrangement to do so this fall.

They sacrificed every thing like citizenship to the Nation; and in fact a great number did not plant one grain of corn, under a firm conviction that the President would not falsify his pledge to them.


now it is, when hundreds -- I might say, thousands -- are ready and willing to move, they are told, no means will be furnished them; and they must remain where they are, unless the whole Nation consents to enter into a treaty. By this last act of the President starvation stares numbers in the face. What will be the final result, I am unable to say. If they had been let alone, and had not been interfered with, noting of this would have happened.

It is enough to arouse the feelings of every American to behold the treatment this people have received.