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US Presidents in Their Own Words Concerning American Indians


February 16, 2021

President Joe Biden signs tribal consultation executive order last month. This week he signs Major Disaster Declaration this week.

WASHINGTON - On Monday some tribal offices and federal government offices are closed to commemorate Presidents' Day.

American Indians have a different worldview than do non-Indians of the federal government including American presidents. That is not to say, American Indians are anti-American or even anti-government. This is evidenced by the large percentage of American Indians who serve in the United States military.

However, given what American Indians have had to endure in the United States, understandably American Indians view history through a different lens. This is true of even how the men who have been president of the United States are viewed by Native people.


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