45 and Counting: Millard Fillmore, Franklin Pierce, James Buchanan, and Abraham Lincoln
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.
Millard Fillmore: The Racist Who Didn’t Like Anyone
Franklin Pierce: Fierce Protector of White Settlers in Indian Territory
James Buchanan: Indian Genocide was “collateral damage”
Abraham Lincoln: Enigmatic President, and Full of Contradictions
Editor’s note: A new installment of “45 and Counting” will be published every Tuesday from August 11th until Tuesday November 3.