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American Myopia: A Short Story on Genocide

“I am tired of fighting. Our chiefs are killed. The old men are all dead. It is cold and we have no blankets. The little children are freezing to death. 557 more words

Social Work

Slavs and Chinese are “niggers, brutes and beasts” in the eyes of Western Empire

“I do not agree that the dog in a manger has the final right to the manger even though he may have lain there for a very long time.

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So Your Great-Great Grandmother was a Cherokee

In Slate magazine there is a great article entitled, “Why do so many Americans think that they have Cherokee blood?” This is something that I run into all the time with patrons whether they are white or black. 409 more words

U.S. President Andrew Jackson: Surprising Facts about the Man on the Twenty Dollar Bill

When Andrew Jackson was elected president in 1828, he was the first to reach that office as a self-made man. He was born into a poor family in South Carolina. 351 more words

US History

A Shameful Anniversary

Today is the anniversary of the day President Andrew Jackson signed the Indian Removal Act. Not a shining moment in American history. The year was 1830. 542 more words

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Indian Removal Act

On this day in 1830, President Andrew Jackson signed the Indian Removal Act into law. 275 more words


Trail of Tears Remembrance Day: The Struggle Continues

Today marks the 176th anniversary of the arrival of the final group of displaced Cherokee people to the “Indian Territory” in present-day state of Oklahoma. This is also the 2nd annual “Trail of Tears Remembrance Day.” It’s estimated that about 18,000 Cherokee people were forced from their homes, many dying along the way, on the thousand-mile journey to the other side of the Mississippi. 626 more words