Friday, January 9, 2015

Aeon Magazine - Native American land dispossession

US must not forget its history of dispossession
Claudio Saunt writes about the dispossession of Native American lands in an article for Aeon magazine. (See his time-lapse map!)

"Acre by acre, the dispossession of native peoples made the United States a transcontinental power. To visualise this story, I created 'The Invasion of America', an interactive time-lapse map of the nearly 500 cessions that the United States carved out of native lands on its westward march to the shores of the Pacific."