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American Indian Genocide

The American Indian Genocide is a liberal and anti-American myth. There was no "genocide" of American Indians as the term "genocide" is understood. Nonetheless there was a brutal persecution of Indians by liberal president Andrew Jackson.

What the term misleadingly refers to is fighting between the United States and Native American settlements and cultures, and forced relocation of the Cherokee and the Nez Perce from their homes to reservations. To a lesser extent, it also refers to the Dawes Act to create American Indian Boarding Schools which attempts to educate the Indians by forcing them to eliminate their original culture, and also led ultimately to death during the first winter. However, even that strictly speaking was not a genocide since they did not deliberately kill them to wipe out the group of people.

Congress has recognized a debt owed to Indian tribes and passed legislation to protect, or restore, Indian cultural sovereignty.[1]

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  1. See, e.g., "The Indian Child Welfare Act," preface, 25 U.S.C. s 1901.