By John Langellier
American Indians within the U.S КНИГИ ;ВОЕННАЯ ИСТОРИЯ Издательство: Greenhill Books Серия: The G.I. sequence - The Illustrated historical past of the yankee Soldier Автор: John P. Langellier Название: American Indians within the U.S. military, 1866-1945 Язык: English Год издания: 2000 Количество страниц: seventy four ISBN: 1-85367-408-7 Формат: pdf Размер: 12.32 Мб eighty five
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The causes which have produced this great change and state of things, are to be traced from the virtue, honor, and wisdom in the policy of the Administration of the Great Washington – the Congress of the United States and the American People; the relationship and intercourse established by treaties, and our location in the immediate neighborhood of a civilized community. . If, under all these advantages, the permanent prosperity and happiness of the Cherokee People cannot be realized, they never can be realized under any other location within the limits of the United States.
Jackson would not interfere with Georgia’s sovereignty. 20 The Cherokees and their allies next sought to compel federal action through the American judicial system. The tribe and its lawyers (William Wirt and John Sergeant) sought out opportunities to bring a test of Georgia’s laws to the Supreme Court, their efforts leading to two of the most famous cases in Native American legal history. First, in Cherokee Nation v. Georgia (1831), Wirt and Sergeant asked the Court to grant an injunction halting the enforcement of the state laws on the grounds that they violated international treaties.
18 Cherokee leaders understood the value of courting American opinion, and as Georgia pressed its claims with increasing fervor in the 1820s, the Cherokees mounted their own lobbying and public-relations efforts. Delegates traveled to Washington, and memorials appeared with greater frequency. Christian Cherokees appealed to church organizations for help and sympathy. In 1826 the National Council sent Elias Boudinot, the son of Oo-watie and one of the most talented and best educated of the bicultural Cherokees, on a speaking tour of American cities.