A recent article on History News Network has rated Presidents on “Integrity and Humanity in Dealing with Native American Nations”, a significant analysis of how the “original” Americans have been treated by American government.
It is not a positive picture overall, and we have had Presidents who were particularly horrid in their treatment of native Americans, and others who had a more open minded and considerate reaction to the plight of native Americans.
The list of Presidents who are seen as villains includes:
Martin Van Buren
The list of Presidents who are seen as reformers includes:
John Quincy Adams
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Lyndon B. Johnson
Overall, sadly, native Americans were treated with violence, disrespect and paternalism, with their lands stolen, and forced out of their ancestral lands!