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The Cherokee vs. The Police State

In the early 1830s, the Cherokee nation, located in Appalachia, was pressured by the U.S. government to evacuate their land after gold was discovered on their territory. John Marshall’s Supreme Court ruled in 1831 that the Cherokee were not a sovereign nation and could not hold title to the land on which they lived (despite [...]

Hitler, Nazi Germany, and Native Americans

People sometimes have a difficult time owning up to the fact that the U.S. government has committed some of the greatest atrocities in known human history. One of the harshest realities that many refuse to even acknowledge is the displacement, slaughter, and internment of thousands of Native Americans at the hand of the U.S. government. [...]

Chief Joseph: “Let me be a free man”

The white man has no right to come here and take our country. We have never accepted any presents from the Government. Neither Lawyer nor any other chief had authority to sell this land. It has always belonged to my people. It came unclouded to them from our fathers, and we will defend this land [...]

Who Are the True Exploiters?

Was it the “free market” that exploited Japanese Americans in World War II? Was it “capitalism” that drafted thousands of young men to be sent off to Vietnam, with many to return in body bags? Is it the free market that implements mandatory wage and price controls, takes a third of each American’s income, and [...]