Trail of Tears.... was President Andrew Jackson's genocide plan. U.S. attempt at an American Indian holocost. Previously, the government had already tried to eradicate the American buffalo, the Indians main food source. The government was also able to steal more land from the Indians with this horrific event.
"The Trail of Tears" was the forced relocation and movement of Native American nations from southeastern parts of the present-day United States following the Indian Removal Act of 1830. It has been described as an act of genocide. The phrase originated from a description of the removal of the Choctaw Nation in 1831. Many Native Americans suffered from exposure, disease, and starvation while on route to their destinations, and many died, including 4,000 of the 15,000 relocated Cherokee.
Trail Of Tears ... Civilized Native American Tribes were forced off of their land. Families forced to walk hundreds of miles in harsh weather. (Andrew Jackson signed the Indian Removal Act...what was to become the Trail of Tears... on May 26, 1830.)