Claudio Saunt, the Russell Professor of History at the University of Georgia, teaches and writes about early and Native American history. His most recent book is Unworthy Republic: The Dispossession of Native Americans and the Road to Indian Territory. On May 28, 1830, Congress authorized the expulsion of indigenous peoples in the East to territories west of the Mississippi River. Over the next decade, Native Americans saw their homelands and possessions stolen through fraud, intimidation, and murder. Unworthy Republic received the Bancroft Prize, the Robert F. Kennedy Book Prize, and was a finalist for the National Book Award.Read more Read less
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