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        Trail of Tears: Are the Cherokee an Independent Nation?

        In 1832 the Supreme Court recognized the Cherokee as a sovereign nation, thanks to the efforts of Cherokee leaders, including John Ridge. This ruling did not please President Andrew Jackson or leaders from the state of Georgia. Video from, American Experience: "Trail of Tears."

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