For the ONE HUNDREDTH TIME: They had no laws, they did not own the land, they had no government. Americans are not illegals.
Stop being stupid.
Stop being stupid. Settlers from the US repeatedly settled lands expressly denied to them by federal treaty.
So they were immigrating to lands...and doing so in violation of the law. What do you call someone that immigrated illegally?
Might want to read up on the trail of tears for starters.