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Native Sun News Today: The true history of the Indian Removal Act
National | Politics

Native Sun News Today: The true history of the Indian Removal Act (June 6, 2018)

The fate of the Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Creek, and Seminole nations figured prominently in Andrew Jackson's first State of the Union in 1829.

Why can't tribes operate their own distilleries? Blame Andrew Jackson
Business | National | Politics

Why can't tribes operate their own distilleries? Blame Andrew Jackson (June 5, 2018)

A bill to repeal an old ban on distilleries in Indian Country is gaining steam on Capitol Hill and it turns out tribes can blame a familiar figure for the paternalistic law.

Robert Hill: President Trump has been insulting indigenous peoples for decades
Opinion

Robert Hill: President Trump has been insulting indigenous peoples for decades (December 14, 2017)

It’s no surprise that the president would insult Native Americans at a ceremony to honor them, Robert Hill writes.

Doug George-Kanentiio: President Trump is living up to his Mohawk title of 'town destroyer'
Opinion

Doug George-Kanentiio: President Trump is living up to his Mohawk title of 'town destroyer' (November 28, 2017)

That Donald Trump lacks any empathy towards Natives is not surprising given his condemnation of indigenous economic initiatives.

Democrats drop Andrew Jackson from name of event in Arkansas
Politics

Democrats drop Andrew Jackson from name of event in Arkansas (May 25, 2017)

Despite the action, the seventh president is revered and not just by Democrats -- Donald Trump is a big fan.

Mitch Landrieu: Growing beyond our racist history in New Orleans
Opinion

Mitch Landrieu: Growing beyond our racist history in New Orleans (May 11, 2017)

If we don’t want to be forever held back by our crushing history of institutional racism, it’s time to relegate these monuments to their proper place.

Mark Trahant: Guess which other president liked signing statements?
Opinion | Politics

Mark Trahant: Guess which other president liked signing statements? (May 9, 2017)

The Trump White House is eager to destroy the federal government as it exists now.

Donna Loring: Donald Trump's hero was the father of Native American genocide
Opinion | Politics

Donna Loring: Donald Trump's hero was the father of Native American genocide (May 9, 2017)

Andrew Jackson was the architect of a Native America genocide.

Steve Russell: Talk to a Cherokee citizen about Andrew Jackson's 'big heart'
Opinion | Politics

Steve Russell: Talk to a Cherokee citizen about Andrew Jackson's 'big heart' (May 8, 2017)

Trump’s odds of resolving the Middle East conflict are about as good as Andrew Jackson’s were in preventing the Civil War.

Confederate monuments start coming down as Andrew Jackson stays put
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Confederate monuments start coming down as Andrew Jackson stays put (April 24, 2017)

The city of New Orleans, Louisiana, has begun removing four monuments to racist and controversial figures but one remains standing.

Tiffany Midge: Donald Trump continues to conjure hero Andrew Jackson
Opinion

Tiffany Midge: Donald Trump continues to conjure hero Andrew Jackson (March 24, 2017)

Andrew Jackson is the United States’ seventh president and a figure many people believe to be evil incarnate.

Stacy Pratt: Visiting the gravesite of Andrew Jackson in Tennessee
Opinion

Stacy Pratt: Visiting the gravesite of Andrew Jackson in Tennessee (March 22, 2017)

Emotions are hard to keep in check for an Indian woman standing near the tomb of Andrew Jackson.

Donald Trump praises Andrew Jackson but neglects history of genocide
National | Politics

Donald Trump praises Andrew Jackson but neglects history of genocide (March 16, 2017)

Andrew Jackson is widely reviled as one of the worst presidents for Indian Country but he has one prominent admirer in the White House.

Tiffany Midge: The second coming of the Indian killer president
Opinion | Politics

Tiffany Midge: The second coming of the Indian killer president (March 6, 2017)

There should be no surprise that President Trump hung Andrew Jackson in the Oval Office.

Billy Stratton: Donald Trump shares much in common with Andrew Jackson
Opinion | Politics

Billy Stratton: Donald Trump shares much in common with Andrew Jackson (March 2, 2017)

At President Donald Trump’s request, a portrait of former President Andrew Jackson now hangs in the Oval Office.

Albert Bender: Donald Trump goes blitzkrieg on #NoDAPL movement
Environment | Opinion | Politics

Albert Bender: Donald Trump goes blitzkrieg on #NoDAPL movement (February 7, 2017)

In this case it seems that Donald Trump is taking a page out of Andrew Jackson’s playbook.

Simon Moya-Smith: Donald Trump brings America back to early days
Opinion | Politics

Simon Moya-Smith: Donald Trump brings America back to early days (February 1, 2017)

A discriminatory database, forced evictions, a wall to divide, Trump is a throwback to what the U.S. has already done to Native Americans.

Stanley Heller: War Secretary Calhoun called for 'civilized' tribes
Education | Opinion

Stanley Heller: War Secretary Calhoun called for 'civilized' tribes (November 11, 2016)

'In all John C. Calhoun made 41 treaties with Indian nations, all but five required Native Americans to cede land to the U.S.'

Controversy simmers over Andrew Jackson statue in Louisiana
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Controversy simmers over Andrew Jackson statue in Louisiana (October 5, 2016)

Take 'Em Down NOLA is leading the fight to remove monuments to racist and controversial figures.

Steve Russell: Donald Trump represents grave threat to law and order
Opinion | Politics

Steve Russell: Donald Trump represents grave threat to law and order (June 20, 2016)

If I feel the need to defend myself against accusations of implicit bias in my Trump coverage going forward, I'm going to cite the disclosures I'm about to make.

Jim Webb: Andrew Jackson's forced removal of tribes was not 'genocidal'
Opinion

Jim Webb: Andrew Jackson's forced removal of tribes was not 'genocidal' (April 25, 2016)

Any white person whose ancestral relations trace to the American South now risks being characterized as having roots based on bigotry and undeserved privilege.

Symbol of Indian genocide will be removed from $20 bill after all
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Symbol of Indian genocide will be removed from $20 bill after all (April 20, 2016)

As president, Andrew Jackson led the forced removal of Indian nations from their homelands in the Southeast.

Steve Russell: History repeats itself with Donald Trump campaign
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Steve Russell: History repeats itself with Donald Trump campaign (March 21, 2016)

Playing the part of the modern Indian fighter Donald Trump was the second most famous Indian fighter in history after Custer, Andrew Jackson.

Steve Inskeep: Donald Trump channels renowned Indian fighter
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Steve Inskeep: Donald Trump channels renowned Indian fighter (February 17, 2016)

Students of history will recognize that Mr. Trump is an Andrew Jackson man.

Sen. Lankford calls for removal of Andrew Jackson from $20 bill
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Sen. Lankford calls for removal of Andrew Jackson from $20 bill (January 21, 2016)

The resolution cites the forced relocation of tribes from the southeastern United States during the tenure of the former president.

Opinion: Andrew Jackson should be the one who faces removal
Opinion

Opinion: Andrew Jackson should be the one who faces removal (August 17, 2015)

Jackson signed the Indian Removal Act of 1830, which forced American Indian tribes to leave their homes and property in southern states to make way for white settlers and cotton.

Editorial: New Jersey governor quietly obliterates three tribes
Law | Opinion | Federal Recognition

Editorial: New Jersey governor quietly obliterates three tribes (July 27, 2015)

President Andrew Jackson would have loved Gov. Chris Christie, The Atlantic City Press writes in an editorial.

Albert Bender: Andrew Jackson doesn't deserve to be on $20 bill
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Albert Bender: Andrew Jackson doesn't deserve to be on $20 bill (July 14, 2015)

It would only be the most fitting justice that Jackson should be replaced with a representative of the people he so viciously tried to exterminate.

Editorial: A woman belongs on $20 bill instead of Andrew Jackson
Opinion

Editorial: A woman belongs on $20 bill instead of Andrew Jackson (July 6, 2015)

Andrew Jackson was a slave owner whose decisions annihilated American Indian tribes of the Southeast.

Bryan Terry: Honor Sequoyah with statue at Tennessee capitol
Opinion

Bryan Terry: Honor Sequoyah with statue at Tennessee capitol (June 29, 2015)

As a Tennessee legislator with membership in a federally recognized tribe, I have a unique perspective on the situation and I feel that it is my duty to step up during this debate and offer another point of view.

Steve Inskeep: Cherokee chief John Ross was civil rights pioneer
Opinion

Steve Inskeep: Cherokee chief John Ross was civil rights pioneer (June 1, 2015)

John Ross fought for his rights with tactics that perfectly prefigured America’s 20th-century civil rights battles.

David Treuer: Andrew Jackson turned on Cherokee Nation allies
Arts & Entertainment

David Treuer: Andrew Jackson turned on Cherokee Nation allies (May 27, 2015)

The story of the Cherokee removal has been told many times, but never before has a single book given us such a sense of how it happened.

Opinion: Andrew Jackson led horrifying campaigns against tribes
Opinion

Opinion: Andrew Jackson led horrifying campaigns against tribes (May 26, 2015)

The two-term president and founder of the Democratic party was infamous for his removal of Indian tribes - over 45,000 during his administration.

Opinion: Putting a woman on $20 bill might not be an easy task
Opinion

Opinion: Putting a woman on $20 bill might not be an easy task (May 21, 2015)

All of our paper money feature white men, at least half of them slave-owners.

Women on 20s campaign announces winner of national vote
National

Women on 20s campaign announces winner of national vote (May 12, 2015)

Wilma Mankiller, the late former chief of the Cherokee Nation, didn't come out on top of the ballot.

Winner of Women on 20s ballot to be announced on May 12
National

Winner of Women on 20s ballot to be announced on May 12 (May 8, 2015)

Voting closes on Sunday to so time is running out to support the late Wilma Mankiller, who was the first woman to lead the Cherokee Nation.

Opinion: Let's place a different Cherokee leader on the $20 bill
Opinion

Opinion: Let's place a different Cherokee leader on the $20 bill (May 5, 2015)

John Ross deserves a prominent place on our currency. But that doesn’t mean Andrew Jackson should go completely.

Bill introduced in Senate to support placing a woman on $20 bill
National | Politics

Bill introduced in Senate to support placing a woman on $20 bill (April 15, 2015)

Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-New Hampshire) said she was inspired by the Women on 20s campaign, which has named Cherokee Nation Wilma Mankiller as a potential candidate for the paper bill.

Wilma Mankiller generates interest for Women on 20s campaign
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Wilma Mankiller generates interest for Women on 20s campaign (April 8, 2015)

The late former leader of the Cherokee Nation inspired a generation of Native women and girls and her legacy is generating new interest.

Wilma Mankiller added to final ballot to place woman on $20 bill
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Wilma Mankiller added to final ballot to place woman on $20 bill (April 7, 2015)

The Woman on 20s group added the late Cherokee Nation leader at the last minute, citing 'strong public sentiment' about including a representative from Indian Country.

Another suggestion for Indian woman on $20 bill -- Sakakawea
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Another suggestion for Indian woman on $20 bill -- Sakakawea (March 25, 2015)

A group called Women on 20s has selected 15 candidates to replace Andrew Jackson but none represent Indian Country.

Column: Replace an Indian killer on $20 bill with Wilma Mankiller
Opinion

Column: Replace an Indian killer on $20 bill with Wilma Mankiller (March 18, 2015)

It’s not radical to remove Andrew Jackson from the $20 bill.

Albert Bender: Don't honor Andrew Jackson's genocidal legacy
Opinion

Albert Bender: Don't honor Andrew Jackson's genocidal legacy (March 16, 2015)

Andrew Jackson was a racist devil incarnate — an early-day American Hitler whose deadly legacy for American Indians remains extant to this very day.

Review: Some missteps in energetic 'Andrew Jackson' musical
Arts & Entertainment

Review: Some missteps in energetic 'Andrew Jackson' musical (July 18, 2012)

"American history textbooks simply do not do our seventh president justice. Sure, in old paintings, he’s got the thick, wavy hair thing going on, and the craggy features do set...

Smithsonian Mag:  The Cherokee Nation versus  Andrew Jackson
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Smithsonian Mag: The Cherokee Nation versus Andrew Jackson (February 28, 2011)

"John Ross made an unlikely looking Cherokee chief. Born in 1790 to a Scottish trader and a woman of Indian and European heritage, he was only one-eighth Cherokee by blood....