The Cherokee and
The Georgia Gold Rush
Fight for Land
Indian Removal Act of 1830
Trail of Tears
Long Term Affects
Gold was discovered on the Cherokee land in Georgia, which lead to conflict between the US and the Cherokee.
This is what it might have looked like with all the travelers trying to strike gold, on the Cherokee land
This is a map of where the first gold was discovered in White County Georiga
The most famous story of who found the first gold nugget was Frank Logan, discovering it in 1828 in White County*.
By 1829, floods of people came to Georgia to try to strike gold; they started mining in White County.
Later that year, they moved onto mining on Cherokee land.
Gold mining was booming with success; about 300 ounces a day of gold was found in the year 1830.
*White County is located right next to the Cherokee's land
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