45 and Counting: William Henry Harrison, John Tyler, James Knox Polk, and Zachary Taylor
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.
William Henry Harrison: Shady Treaty Maker and Indian Land Taker
John Tyler: Squatting Advocate and White Supremacist
“No President Less Human”: James Knox Polk
Zachary Taylor: Hunted Indians with Bloodhounds
Editor’s note: A new installment of “45 and Counting” will be published every Tuesday from August 11th until Tuesday November 3.