Corruption Hidden and Truth Written

Richard Green

Tribal historian Richard Green explains how a young researcher and historian named Angie Debo became immersed in the subject of Indian lands and how they were stolen after statehood. She wrote a devastating account of it in her landmark book, And Still the Waters Run, lifting the veil on what was done to the five Southeastern tribes in removal by the U.S. government.


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