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Detail from an Anti-Jackson cartoon
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Detail from "The Grand National Caravan Heading East," an 1833 cartoon satirizing Andrew Jackson. This detail lampoons Jackson's Indian Removal policy by depicting the happy Indian prisoners singing "Home! Sweet home!" as the President carts them around in a campaign parade. Engraving by Hassan Straightshanks, believed to be a psuedonym for David Claypool Johnston, the American Cruikshank. Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, LC-USZ62-9646.
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National Mood

Hitchcock's pro-Indian sentiments were not unusual for the time. Citizens of the young republic expressed strongly mixed feelings toward the treatment of Native Americans, even as they systematically dispossessed them of their land. Many citizens opposed Jackson's removal policy. Satirists registered their feelings in cartoons like "The Grand Caravan Heading East," which showed caged Indian chiefs ironically singing "Home / Sweet Home," as candidate Jackson carted them around in a campaign parade.

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Sources: Mahon 72, Foreman 21, Remini 2: 259-60.
Part 2, War: Outline  l  Images
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 Trail Narrative
 + Prologue
 + Background: 1693-1812
 + Early Years: 1812-1832
 - War: 1832-1838
+ Prelude to War
+ Revenge
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"Massacre"
Withlacoochee
Key Actors
Florida
Slave Uprising
Army Response
National Mood
Distractions
Seminole Success
+ Deceit
+ Liberty or Death
 + Exile: 1838-1850
 + Freedom: 1850-1882
 + Legacy & Conclusion