Historical Event >> Indian Sorrows 1830
Many Indians have perished from diseases they contracted from white settlers. Some tribes have only a few surviving members. Tribal leaders negotiate with the U.S. government, trying to keep from losing their ancestral lands and their native traditions. The Catawba Indians agree to sell some of their land near the North-South Carolina border. Many will move west and settle near their long-time enemies, the Cherokees.