Native Americans were the original inhabitants of North America. They had never seen white men before they came to the eastern part of Noth America. After the white men started to settle they needed more land and started forcing the indians out. Eventually the white men wanted all of the indians to go west of the Mississippi river. The Indians took this all the way to the supreme court where they ruled that the indians could stay. Jackson and the white men in Georiga did not obey this and still forced the indians to leave. When the Cherokee Indians decided not to leave, they were forced out and told to walk to the land west of the Mississippi. This was known as the Trail of Tears. The indians had no right to vote, and were discriminated against.