Tag Archives: Trail of Tears

A Little History on Andrew Jackson and the Supreme Court (for Mike Huckabee)

Mike Huckabee invoked Andrew Jackson in encouraging the President to not comply with federal court orders striking the Muslim travel ban, saying “Hoping @POTUS tells Hawaii judge what Andrew Jackson told overreaching court-“I’ll ignore it and let the court enforce … Continue reading

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US Forest Service Destroyed Portions of the Trail of Tears

Here is “Docs detail government damage of Trail of Tears.” An excerpt: The documents outline the extensive process the Forest Service employees should have gone through before doing the work but didn’t. For instance, the ranger who approved the project … Continue reading

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Kenneth Casebeer on Subaltern Voices of the Cherokee Nation’s Trail of Tears

Kenneth Casebeer has posted his paper, “Subaltern Voices in the Trail of Tears: Cognition and Resistance of the Cherokee Nation to Removal in Building American Empire,” on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Empire, since publication of the book by the … Continue reading

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Recent Books on Tribal Leadership During Treaty Times

We want to highlight two recent books — both excellent in their own ways — on Indian leaders during (roughly) treaty times. First, Anton Treuer’s book, The Assassination of Hole in the Day (available online at Birchbark Books, the greatest … Continue reading

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Andrew Jackson, the Cherokees & the Judgment Power

Ok, so earlier today I posted two articles back to back for a reason. They are (1) a light LA Times commentary on Andrew Jackson (okay dude or Hitler?); and (2) a dense law review article on the Article III … Continue reading

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The Two Andrew Jacksons: Old Hickory or the American Hitler?

From the LA Times (H/T Bookforum): The two Andrew Jacksons Was ‘Old Hickory’ a great president or an American Hitler? By Carl Byker December 12, 2007 ‘Is he a president whose accomplishments we should celebrate or a president whose failures … Continue reading

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Pokagon Band and Notre Dame

From the Notre Dame Observer: Pokagon Band part of ND history, land Relationship with Potawatomi tribe celebrated during Native American Heritage Month By: Katie Peralta While driving around South Bend, students might notice Potawatomi Park, Potawatomi Zoo and Pokagon Street … Continue reading

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