45 and Counting: Calvin Coolidge, Herbert Hoover, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and Harry S Truman
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.
First Sitting Prez Adopted by Tribe Starts Desecration of Mount Rushmore
Herbert Hoover: Only US President to Have Lived on Indian Reservation
Franklin Delano Roosevelt: A New Deal for Indians
Harry S Truman: Beginning of Indian Termination Era
Editor’s note: A new installment of “45 and Counting” will be published every Tuesday from August 11th until Tuesday November 3.