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.
Dwight D. Eisenhower: Tried to Knock Out Jim Thorpe, and Assimilate Indians
The Unfulfilled Promise of John F. Kennedy
Lyndon B. Johnson: Indians are “Forgotten Americans”
Richard M. Nixon: “Self-Determination Without Termination”
Editor’s note: A new installment of “45 and Counting” will be published every Tuesday from August 11th until Tuesday November 3.