The New Trail of Tears
  • Author : Naomi Schaefer Riley
  • Release Date : 30 November 2021
  • Publisher : Encounter Books
  • Genre : Business & Economics
  • Pages : 248
  • ISBN 13 : 9781641772273
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If you want to know why American Indians have the highest rates of poverty of any racial group, why suicide is the leading cause of death among Indian men, why native women are two and a half times more likely to be raped than the national average and why gang violence affects American Indian youth more than any other group, do not look to history. There is no doubt that white settlers devastated Indian communities in the 19th, and early 20th centuries. But it is our policies today—denying Indians ownership of their land, refusing them access to the free market and failing to provide the police and legal protections due to them as American citizens—that have turned reservations into small third-world countries in the middle of the richest and freest nation on earth. The tragedy of our Indian policies demands reexamination immediately—not only because they make the lives of millions of American citizens harder and more dangerous—but also because they represent a microcosm of everything that has gone wrong with modern liberalism. They are the result of decades of politicians and bureaucrats showering a victimized people with money and cultural sensitivity instead of what they truly need—the education, the legal protections and the autonomy to improve their own situation. If we are really ready to have a conversation about American Indians, it is time to stop bickering about the names of football teams and institute real reforms that will bring to an end this ongoing national shame.

The New Trail of Tears

The New Trail of Tears

Author : Naomi Schaefer Riley
Publisher : Encounter Books
Genre : Business & Economics
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If you want to know why American Indians have the highest rates of poverty of any racial group, why suicide is the leading cause of death among Indian men, why native women are two and a half times more likely to be raped than the national average and why gang ...

The New Trail of Tears

The New Trail of Tears

Author : Naomi Schaefer Riley
Publisher : Encounter Books
Genre : Business & Economics
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If you want to know why American Indians have the highest rates of poverty of any racial group, why suicide is the leading cause of death among Indian men, why native women are two and a half times more likely to be raped than the national average and why gang ...

The New Trail of Tears

The New Trail of Tears

Author : Naomi Riley
Publisher : Encounter Books
Genre : Business & Economics
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There is no doubt that white settlers devastated Indian communities in the 19th and early 20th centuries. But it is our public policies today that have turned reservations into third-world countries in the middle of the richest and freest nation on earth....

The Indian Removal Act and the Trail of Tears

The Indian Removal Act and the Trail of Tears

Author : Susan E. Hamen
Publisher : Weigl Publishers
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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The Indian Removal Act promised Native Americans money and supplies to move west to an area called Indian Territory. The government said the Native Americans could live there forever. That promise was broken in the late 1800s. Find out more in The Indian Removal Act and the Trail of Tears, ...

Trail of Tears

Trail of Tears

Author : John Ehle
Publisher : Anchor
Genre : History
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A sixth-generation North Carolinian, highly-acclaimed author John Ehle grew up on former Cherokee hunting grounds. His experience as an accomplished novelist, combined with his extensive, meticulous research, culminates in this moving tragedy rich with historical detail. The Cherokee are a proud, ancient civilization. For hundreds of years they believed themselves ...

Mary and the Trail of Tears

Mary and the Trail of Tears

Author : Andrea L. Rogers
Publisher : Stone Arch Books
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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It is June first and twelve-year-old Mary does not really understand what is happening: she does not understand the hatred and greed of the white men who are forcing her Cherokee family out of their home in New Echota, Georgia, capital of the Cherokee Nation, and trying to steal what ...

The Cherokee Nation and the Trail of Tears

The Cherokee Nation and the Trail of Tears

Author : Theda Perdue,Michael Green
Publisher : Penguin
Genre : History
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Today, a fraction of the Cherokee people remains in their traditional homeland in the southern Appalachians. Most Cherokees were forcibly relocated to eastern Oklahoma in the early nineteenth century. In 1830 the U.S. government shifted its policy from one of trying to assimilate American Indians to one of relocating them ...

The Trail of Tears

The Trail of Tears

Author : Lydia D. Bjornlund
Publisher : Greenhaven Publishing LLC
Genre : Young Adult Nonfiction
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Native American history is filled with pain and suffering. The trail of tears is no different. More than 15,000 Cherokee Indians were removed by the U.S. Army. They were forced to travel over 1,000 miles, under very harsh conditions to Indian Territory. Along the trail, nearly 4,000 Cherokee died of starvation, exposure, ...