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By Ronald N. Satz

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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 investigate the formula, execution, and result of govt rules of the 1830s and 1840s. In doing so, he examines the diversities among the rhetoric and the realities of these guidelines and furnishes a much-needed corrective to many simplistic stereo-types approximately Jacksonian Indian policy. 

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Bates and his National Republican colleagues warned that the adminis­ tration's talk of civilizing the Indians in the West was merely a subterfuge for its nefarious intentions. 50 The debate in the House of Representatives clearly demon­ strated the prevailing lack of consensus on the geographical and geological nature of the country's western frontier. Since Major Long first reported the existence of a "Great American Desert" in the early part of the decade, there had been little agreement among Americans as to its composition or exact location.

28,-1830,,:::n'A. � . I\ ' Jack�on SlgIled. �60.. A c-� . - The Removal Act of 1 830 provided President Jackson with the necessary congressional sanction to carry out the policy he had outlined in his message to Congress early in December. He now had authorization to exchange unorganized public domain in the trans-Mississippi West for Indian land in the East. Indian emi­ grants would receive perpetual title to their new land as well as compensation for improvements in the East and assistance in emi­ grating.

Pp. 507-1 1 ; American Spectator and Washington City Chronicle, February 6, 1830; Columbian Star and Christian Index 1 (December 19, 1 829): 338, 2 (February 1 3, 1830): 106-7; 2 (February 20, 1830): 120; Magazine of the Reformed Dutch Chu rch 4 (December 1829): 287; Arkansas Gazette (Little Rock), April 20, 1 830; National Intelligencer, January 1 2, 15, 1830; McKenney to H. L. White, February 26, 1 830, lA, LS, 6: 293, RG 75, NA; T. ; Ambrose Spencer and Henry Storrs to John Trumbull, January 25, 1 830, Gratz Collection; [Evarts] to David Greene, March 3 1 , 1830, Papers of the American Board.

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