May 28, 1830
An Act to provide for an exchange of lands with the Indians residing in any of the states or territories, and for their removal west of the river Mississippi.
Be it ...
... enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, That it shall and may be lawful for the President of the United States to cause so much of any territory belonging to the United States, west of the river Mississippi, not included in any state or organized territory, and to which the Indian title has been extinguished, as he may judge necessary, to be divided into a suitable number of districts, for the reception of such tribes or nations of Indians as may choose to exchange the lands where they now reside, and remove there; and to cause each of said districts to be so described by natural or artificial marks, as to be easily distinguished from every other ...
What were the effects of this act on United States history?
a Native Americans were forced from their traditional lands onto reservations.
b Native Americans agreed to buy land west of the Mississippi River.
c White settlers and Native Americans agreed to move west of the Mississippi River.
d White settlers paid Native Americans for their traditional lands.
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