Eastern Indian Wars (detail of a war flag)

Eastern Indian Wars

Coveting what remained of the Indian lands in the Southeast and lower South, the United States forced tribes to cede their “rights of occupancy” and give up their ancestral homelands. After a series of bitterly fought wars, treaties and forced settlements divested Indians of millions of acres of land. Thousands of Cherokees, Chickasaws, Choctaws, Creeks, and Seminoles were forced to move west of the Mississippi.

Facts / Statistics

Dates: 1813-1838
Troops: 106,000 (includes Western Indian Wars)
Deaths: 1,000 (includes Western Indian Wars)