Thomas Jefferson's attitude toward the Indians was not always consistent. He went out of his way to describe the Indian people of North America as a noble race who were the innocent victims of history...but it was during Jefferson's presidency that the basic decisions were made that required the deportation of massive segments of the Indian population to land west of the Mississippi.<quoted text>The GOP doesn't have blatant organized anti-Indian, anti-black racism on public record or in the national archives.
The Indians turned in their weapons and the government took care of them? All good Indians and sheep believe their handler's propaganda. It's how and why the Indians have stayed on the reservation.
The DNA of the demokratic party is inbred with 100+ years of hate and racism.
It's the culture...
Jefferson instructed Lewis and Clark to offer friendship, trade, education and even offer vaccination for smallpox to the Indians. He explained the nation's policy "is to live in perpetual peace with the Indians, to cultivate their affectionate attachment from them, by everything just and liberal which we can do for them within the bounds of reason."
But Jefferson was also concerned about the land falling to the French or the British and the Indians, unfortunately, presented a potential threat to that happening.
The plight of the Native American Indians was a very sad one.
The Trail of Tears was nothing but inhumane.