45 and Counting: Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, and Richard M. Nixon

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, and part 8. This week’s installment features Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, and Richard M. Nixon.

Dwight D. Eisenhower: Tried to Knock Out Jim Thorpe, and Assimilate Indians

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The Unfulfilled Promise of John F. Kennedy

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Lyndon B. Johnson: Indians are “Forgotten Americans”

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Richard M. Nixon: “Self-Determination Without Termination”

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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

Part 8