45 and Counting: Andrew Johnson, Ulysses S. Grant, Rutherford B. Hayes, and James Garfield
In anticipation of the 2020 election, Voices will be highlighting a 2016 series published by Indian Country Today which provides an overview of how each president has played a role in policies that affect the legacy of Indigenous peoples after the advent of colonization. This series, written by journalist Alysa Landry, paints a picture of how we have arrived at the present moment under these leaders.
Andrew Johnson: Racist Determined to ‘Relocate’ Indians
Ulysses S Grant: Mass Genocide Through ‘Permanent Peace’ Policy
Rutherford B. Hayes: Introduced Allotment and Dreaded Boarding Schools
James Garfield: Happy to See Natives Sink into “Extinction”
Editor’s note: A new installment of “45 and Counting” will be published every Tuesday from August 11th until Tuesday November 3.