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.

Read part 1, part 2, and part 3, part 4, part 5, and part 6, part 7.This week’s installment features Calvin Coolidge, Herbert Hoover, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and Harry S Truman.

First Sitting Prez Adopted by Tribe Starts Desecration of Mount Rushmore

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Herbert Hoover: Only US President to Have Lived on Indian Reservation

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Franklin Delano Roosevelt: A New Deal for Indians

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Harry S Truman: Beginning of Indian Termination Era

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Editor’s note:  A new installment of “45 and Counting” will be published every Tuesday from August 11th until Tuesday November 3. 

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Part 5

Part 6

Part 7