Tuesday, February 7, 2017

The connection between Indian Removal/Andrew Jackson & DAPL/Muslim Ban/Trump (45)

Of cousre what 45 is doing is not the same as Andrew Jackson's plan to force Native people to the West. But, as I was reading The Cherokee Removal: A Brief History with Documents by Theda Perdue and Michael D. Green, I found this paragraph that reminded me of the connection between the Indian Removal and Andrew Jackson and 45's passing of DAPL (and Keystone) in addition to the Muslim Ban:

"In 1829, soon after the inauguration of Andrew Jackson, the Cherokee National Council petitioned the president for protection from Georgia's legislation. Citing provisions in the treaties and the Trade and Intercourse Acts, the council called on Jackson to fulfill his obligation to protect them from encroachment and interference in their domestic affairs. Jackson responded by defending Georgia's claim to sovereignty  and offered the Cherokees two choices: Accept Georgia law or move west." (p. 73-74.)

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