The transition away from tribalism is always messy and stalled by unending blood feuds.
This threw the door open for the assertion of federal power through simple expulsion. That it neant to the other side of the mississippi seems harsh but aleser measure would merely have postponed conflict while doing nothing to suppress internal conflict. .
[ at the same time, the brits were having a similar situation with the Scots who then opened up reading to all children around this time. - arclein ]
[ polulation recovery has been badly underestimated and needs to be better undersood - arclein]