45 and Counting: James Monroe, John Quincy Adams, Andrew Jackson, and Martin Van Buren

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 here. This week’s installment features James Monroe, John Quincy Adams, Andrew Jackson, and Martin Van Buren.

James Monroe: Pushed Tribes off Land, But Boosted Education

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John Quincy Adams: Indian Policy “Fraudulent and Brutal”

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Andrew Jackson: Instigation of Indian Removal

Editor’s note: The original article appears to have been removed. Read more about Jackson’s Indian Removal Act here.

Martin Van Buren: The Force Behind the Trail of Tears

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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