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Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Andrew Jackson...Native American - Honoring our Ancestors, Culture & Spirituality

Native American - Honoring our Ancestors, Culture & Spirituality
Native American - Honoring our Ancestors, Culture & Spirituality

Right now our Country is busy preparing for the 246th birthday celebration of our 7th President of the United States, Andrew Jackson which will take place all across the Nation on the March 15th. To this day many Americans still continue to think of Andrew Jackson as some great American hero, a true and honored leader....a true "Patriot." Here is the real truth about Andrew Jackson's history. An "American History" that IS omitted from the history books and is NOT taught in school:

This is Andrew Jackson, our 7th President of the United States whose face gloriously adorns the $20 bill. He is also recognized and honored as a great American hero by statues, on memorials, and in paintings. And.....YES, he is even in our wallets!!! Andrew Jackson earned his fame as an "Indian fighter" in the US army. One known fact about Andrew Jackson is, unlike previous Presidents, he DID NOT defer to Congress in policy-making but rather used his "POWER OF THE VETO" and his party leadership to assume his own command to suit his needs. Jackson executed many of his enemies without any due process and regularly settled his own personal disputes by deadly duels, and was once again rewarded for his atrocities and crimes against humanity by being elected to a 2nd term in office.

Andrew Jackson was a wealthy slave owner and an infamous Indian killer, gaining the nickname ‘Sharp Knife’ from the Cherokee. He was also the founder of the Democratic Party, demonstrating that genocide against indigenous people is a nonpartisan issue. His first effort at Indian fighting was waging a war against the Creeks. President Jefferson had appointed him to appropriate Creek and Cherokee lands. In his brutal military campaigns against the Natives, Andrew Jackson recommended that troops systematically kill Native women and children after the massacres in order to "complete the extermination." The Creeks lost 23 million acres of land in southern Georgia and central Alabama, paving the way for cotton plantation slavery. But this was not enough for Andrew Jackson to satisfy his greed as he then set his greedy eyes on the Spanish territory of Florida, home to the Seminole Indians.

Many of the black slaves "owned' during Jackson's "reign of terror" had already managed to escape from their bondages in Georgia and Alabama and fled to live with the Seminoles in the Spanish territory of Florida. The original "runaways" and their descendants over the years managed to establish a very peaceful black farming community deep inside the Seminole territory. This did not set too well with Jackson. He took an army of Southern whites illegally into Seminole territory and viciously attacked the peaceful black farming community, murdering and slaughtering 270 men, women and children. Jackson then took the slaves who had managed to survive his vicious attack back to Georgia and Alabama and literally "gave them away" to ANY wealthy white plantation owner who claimed to be an "original owner" or a descendant of an "original owner" of the original runaways!!! 

In 1830, a year after being elected President, Andrew Jackson signed a law that he had proposed – the "Indian Removal Act", which legalized "ethnic cleansing." Within the next seven years 46,000 Indigenous People were forcefully removed from their homelands east of the Mississippi. Wealthy white Southerners wanted to expand their profitable and fertile slave-based plantations and needed the these Native lands to do it. These Native lands were home to the Cherokee, Creek, Choctaw, Chickasaw and Seminole nations. This forced removal, known as the Trail of Tears gave 25 million acres of Native lands to these wealthy white Southerners. In the Trail of Tears, over 4,000 Native men, women and children died of cold by exposure to the harsh winter temperatures, inadequate clothing, lack of blankets, starvation, and to diseases of the white man as they were forced to walk the 100's and 100's of miles from their fertile Native homelands to the western, most dry, unyielding and barren lands now known as Oklahoma.

I often wonder how many of our current members of congress still consider Andrew Jackson to be some kind of great American patriot? Why is Andrew Jackson's DARK and SHAMEFULL history still being omitted from our History books and not taught to our children in school? My belief is it is much too shameful to acknowledge and teach to our children!! It is much easier for them to continue to cast a more favorable light on this murderer rather than teach them of the true atrocities of Andrew Jackson and his crimes against humanity that occurred during the colonization process of the American Continent. It is true to say that this countries "other founding forefathers" also committed crimes against humanity, but Andrew Jackson holds the top honor in this country's "HALL OF SHAME"!!! 

No birthday celebrations here for Andrew Jackson!!!! Just the facts!!!! If you agree with this post, by all means like and share it. Let's see just many this can reach before the birthday celebrations begin on March 15th. Share the real truth and then feel free to post the link to this page on any site you see fit to do so!!! Many thanks and much Love & Peace to all!!!

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