Episode 47 – Terminated: Native Americans and the Federal Government, 1860-2018

Picking up from last month’s episode on Native Americans and slavery, this month’s episode with Reeta Humalajoki (University of Turku) explores the relationship between the American government from the civil war to the present day.  

We explore the various policies from assimilation to termination that characterised this fractious relationship, all the way up to the recent policies pursued by the Obama and Trump White Houses.  

How much say did have Native Americans had in shaping their fate? And how was this all affected by the Civil Rights era? And why is Richard Nixon one of the most laudable presidents in relation to Native American affairs?

Reetta guides us through these issues and much more in this tour de force podcast!

Cheers for listening,

Mark and Malcolm