How widely reported was the Trail of Tears at the time?

Sep 2018
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transitory
#1
I remember reading about the famine relief the Choctaw sent to Ireland when they heard about their troubles, and it got me wondering how much the world knew about events on the other side. Does anyone here know, during the 1830s, how widely reported was the Indian Removal Act and the subsequent displacements of nations like the Choctaw, Cherokee, Chickasaw, etc.? Were reports about the removals mostly confined to the US, or was the Trail of Tears also reported in foreign press at the time?
 
Apr 2017
2,394
Las Vegas, NV USA
#2
Here's a sample of some contemporary accounts. They seem to just report that the tribes are being moved to their "new homes" in the west. There was criticism at the time and SCOTUS ruled the removal (at least of the Cherokee) unconstitutional. Andrew Jackson ruled otherwise.

The "Trail of Tears"... - RareNewspapers.com
 
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