All the Indians moving to Oklahoma or other Western areas were PAID CASH MONEY by the United States government for their lands in the 1850s.
Little known fact, but a very real fact.
The Oneida were not paid because the State of New York evicted them, sold their land to illegal aliens, and then fought the tribe for most of the next century. The tribe finally won the right to REBUY their lands ~ I think that put every single property title in Rochester New York under the gun.
It is long overdue for the illegal aliens in New York to go home!
IMO which is worth little:
Purchasing land from the Indians was a bit like buying property from a Alzheimer’s patient.
I am not calling the Indians stupid,what I am saying is that a lot was probably lost in the translation, they were under duress, and they had no idea the value of the land they were selling as Indians at that point in time did not understand the idea of land ownership.