How the USA Colonized the USA
Johnny Harris Johnny Harris
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 Published On Apr 12, 2023

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A big thanks to John Truden from the University of Oklahoma for sharing your expertise on this history.

Thank you to Professor Gregory Ablavsky. You can read his book “Federal Ground: Governing Property and Violence in the First U.S. Territories” here -

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Thank you to those at the Chikasha Academy Adult Immersion Program, and the Seminole Nation Immersion School for helping us with some translations.

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Song about the departure of Seminole Indians from Florida for Oklahoma -
“Tlingit Paddling Song” -
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Johnny Harris is an Emmy-winning independent journalist and contributor to the New York Times. Based in Washington, DC, Harris reports on interesting trends and stories domestically and around the globe, publishing to his audience of over 3.5 million on Youtube. Harris produced and hosted the twice Emmy-nominated series Borders for Vox Media. His visual style blends motion graphics with cinematic videography to create content that explains complex issues in relatable ways.

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