American Indian Policy in the Jacksonian Era by Ronald N. Satz

By Ronald N. Satz

The Jacksonian interval has lengthy been well-known as a watershed period in American Indian coverage. Ronald N. Satz’s American Indian coverage within the Jacksonian period makes use of the views of either ethnohistory and public management to research the formula, execution, and result of executive guidelines of the 1830s and 1840s. In doing so, he examines the variations among the rhetoric and the realities of these regulations and furnishes a much-needed corrective to many simplistic stereo-types approximately Jacksonian Indian policy. 

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P. 1 1 32. 55. Ibid. 56. Ibid. 57. , p. , pp. 7 1 6-17. 58. , p. 1 133. 59. , pp. 1,1 33-36, 1,1 45-46; Fitzpatrick, Autobiography of Mar­ tin Van Buren, p. 289; Lea to Editor, May 27, 1 830, in Knoxville Register, June 9, 1830; Charles G. , james K. : Princeton University Press, 1 957), pp. 161-62; Marie P. Mahoney, "American Public Opinion of Andrew Jackson's Indian Policy, 1 828-1 835" (Master's thesis, Clark University, 1935), pp. 96-98, 1 1 3-14. For statistical analyses of the roll call, see Satz, "Federal Indian Policy," p.

For statistical analyses of the roll call, see Satz, "Federal Indian Policy," p. 40; Russo, Major Political Issues, pp. 13-14. 60. , p. , p. , pp. , 4: 4 1 1-12. For the proposed amendments to the bill in the Senate see S 102, Senate Documents, S21A-B1 , RG 46, NA. 61. , 4: 4 1 1-12. " See Peter Farb, Man 's Rise to Civilization as Shown by the Indi­ ans of North America from Primeval Times to the Coming of the Indus­ trial State (New York: E. P. , 1968), p. 250. See the Appendix for the actual wording of the Removal Act.

Let us beware how," he concluded, "by oppressive encroachments upon the sa­ cred privileges of our Indian neighbors, we minister to the agonies of future remorse. "4,�_------=Anti-Jacksonite Peleg Sprague of Maine agreed with these argu­ ments. Sprague echoed'Frelinghuysen's contention that the pas­ sage of the measure would seal the fate of the southern tribes. He especially feared that the Jackson administration would use any appropriations attached to the bill either to pay for "glittering bayonets" to intimidate the Indians or to pay for gifts to bribe unscrupulous chiefs into disregarding the welfare of their people.

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