1835 - Treaty of New Echota

The treaty of New Echota, the 41 first signed by the Cherokee, would last no longer than any of the previous treaties.

        The Cherokee national council rejects a treaty negotiated by their leader, John Ridge, in which he sold Cherokee lands for $5 million.  Despite this deceit, the U.S. Senate ratified it.  "The governor of Georgia shut down the Phoenix, the Cherokee newspaper, and prepared to enforce the treaty provisions."   All efforts to overturn this illegal treaty failed.


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