In 1930 a person of mixed Indian and Negro blood 'shall be returned as a Negro unless the Indian blood predominates and the status as an Indian is generally accepted in the community.' By 1940 all African - American hybrids were to be counted as 'negroes' unless the Indian ancestry 'very definitely predominates and he is universally accepted as a Indian.
Trail of Tears.... was President Andrew Jackson's genocide plan. U.S. attempt at an American Indian holocaust. Previously, the government had already tried to eradicate the American buffalo, the Indians main food source. The government was also able to steal more land from the Indians with this horrific event.