African Americans in Appalachia
Andrew Jackson, Seventh President of the United States of America. (Library of Congress.)
As white settlers demanded more land after the Revolutionary War, the native peoples were forced to move west, a policy well underway by the time of the infamous Indian Removal Act of 1830 enacted by President Andrew Jackson. Jackson's policy resulted in the infamous "Trail of Tears", which led to the deaths of thousands of Native Americans, as well as their African slaves.