What were the conditions of the Indian Removal Act?
Native Americans were moved to Oklahoma and were promised protection
Native Americans were removed west of the Mississippi river after the Indian Removal Act was passed in 1830. The authorities claimed that it was for the Indians' protection. They were promised lands and protection from local Natives, this promise was not respected. The lands would eventually be sized again by Whites after the Dawes Act of 1882 and the Land Rush in 1889.