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.
Our Northwest ethnic cultural communities have stories to tell and we need your support to amplify them! Donate $5 or $10 to help us continue raising the visibility of Northwest cultural community organizations and members. Follow us on social media or sign up for our mailing list to stay up to date on the latest in the Northwest.