Cherokee Nation v. Georgia
Significance, The "trail Of Tears", Further Readings
Cherokee Indian Nation
State of Georgia
That under the Supreme Court's power to resolve disputes between states and foreign nations, the Court could forbid Georgia from unlawfully attempting to move the Cherokees from their lands.
Chief Lawyer for Plaintiff
Chief Defense Lawyer
Justices for the Court
Henry Baldwin, William Johnson, John Marshall (writing for the Court), John McLean
Smith Thompson, Joseph Story (Gabriel Duvall did not participate)
Date of Decision
5 March 1831
That the Court had no power to hear the dispute, because Indian tribes are not foreign nations.
- Fletcher v. Peck, 10 U.S. 87 (1810).
- Johnson v. McIntosh, 21 U.S. 523 (1823).
- Worcester v. Georgia, 6 U.S. 515 (1832).
Garraty, John A. A Short History of the American Nation. New York: Harper, 1981.
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