Apprised: Told or explained information.
Benevolent: Kind, caring or protective.
Brethren: Brothers or fellow human beings.
Consummation: The completion or end.
Counsel: Advice or guidance.
Defray: Provide money to help pay a cost or fee.
Indian Removal Act: Law that gave the U.S. government the power to negotiate the removal of Indians to land west of the Mississippi River in exchange for their homelands.
Induce: Effectively convince or persuade.
Louisiana Purchase: A purchase by the U.S. of approximately 828,000 square miles of French-owned land west of the Mississippi River in 1803, for $15,000,000 which included the cancellation of debts.
Manifest destiny: The 19th century attitude that white Americans had the right and ability to settle North America from the east to the west coast.
Pecuniary: Related to money or economic value.
Sovereignty: The ability and authority of a people or state to govern themselves.
Tract: A large area of land.
Trail of Tears: 1838-1839 forced march of Cherokee Indians to western lands that resulted in the death of one-third of the 16,000 Indians.