History of forced evictions and land grabbing Americans with a high willingness to sweep under the rug. From 1776 until the present time, the United States took from the indigenous population of North America approximately 1.5 billion acres (600 million hectares), which is 25 times higher than in the UK. Many Americans have very little understanding of how it happened.
They can recall the Wounded Knee Massacre or Trail of Tears as they call the forced removal of American Indians, but the details of these events, few people know. And even fewer people believe that they occupy a central place in American history. Read the rest of this entry »