How the Book of Mormon Inspired the "Termination" of Native American Tribes
tags: Indigenous Peoples,ben tumin,skipped history,termination,arthur watkins,menominee,paiute
Hello, HNN pals!
In anticipation of Indigenous People's Day, let’s go back to 1953, when a Mormon senator tried to help native peoples become “white and delightsome.” Even Richard Nixon knew it was a bad plan. Alas:
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Next time on Skipped History…
We explore the origins of the Pledge of Allegiance, originally written in 1892. However, God only became part of the pledge in 1954. Not coincidentally, this timing coincided with corporate executives’ attempts to roll back the New Deal...
See you then!
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