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There is Nothing to Fear…

The dark-skinned people just don’t fit in.  They do not learn our languages and customs.  When they mix with us there is often violence.  They are not Christians. It is to the economic benefit of the country that they be … Continue reading

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The History of the Butterfly, Part 127: Next Week’s Paper

The Niles National Register from the following week—November 18, 1837, carried news of a tragic accident. The steamboat Monmouth, operating by the Alabama Emigrating Company, sank in a terrible accident. Two hundred thirty four Creek Indians, on board because they … Continue reading

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The History of the Butterfly, Part 121: Successful Indian Removal

On September 17, 1836 there was a report about the successful removal of Creek Indians from their homes in Alabama to their new homes in Indian Territory (now Oklahoma).  Success is assured if you set the bar low enough. According … Continue reading

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The History of the Butterfly, Part 117: Save Us from Benevolence

From Andrew Jackson’s Annual Address to Congress, 1830: “It gives me pleasure to announce to Congress that the benevolent policy of the Government, steadily pursued for nearly thirty years, in relation to the removal of the Indians beyond the white … Continue reading

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Boycott the Twenty Dollar Bill?

Sometimes you get a brilliant idea and google it, only to find out someone else has tried it already. O.K., so here is the idea.  Andrew Jackson was one of the most effective of the presidents of the United States.  … Continue reading

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