Sunday, September 13, 2015

Moving out Indians was "natural" said Wilson

Division and Reunion, a popular history of the United States published in 1893, declared that white men "very naturally" would not tolerate red men setting up a government in their midst. The book all but excused subverting the law to remove them. The author was Woodrow Wilson, and his history was still in print after he was elected president in 1912.
Steve Inskeep, Jacksonland: President Andrew Jackson, Cherokee Chief John Ross, and a Great American Land Grab (New York: Penguin, 2015), p. 349 (citing Woodrow Wilson, Division and Reunion, 1829-1889 (New York: Longmans, Green, 1893))

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