The Trail of Tears was the forced relocation of Native Americans between 1830 and 1850 by the U.S government. Tribes like the Cherokee, Chickasaw, Seminole, Creek, and Chocktaw were apart of the SouthEast region of the U.S. and were moved to the Mississippi River. The Indian Removal act passed by Andrew Jackson made this possible. Each tribe came up with negotiations with the U.S government so that hopefully they would be treated fairly. Some tribes resisted the act, which led to the mistreatment of people in these tribes and for some even death. They were forced to use trails that crossed over nine different states. The march resulted in the loss of thousands of lives.