If you believe attempted genocide of America's Indigenous population ended in the late 1800's, think again

If you believe that America's attempts at genocide of the Indigenous population in this country ended in the late 1800's. Think again. America has, as recent as the latter portion of the 20th century, continued to in some way, shape, form, or fashion, made if difficult for the Indigenous population in America to thrive as a group of people. If you believe the previous statement of genocide is not true, here is evidence to substantiate the statement.


1976: Government admits forced sterilization of Indian Women

A study by the U.S. General Accounting Office finds that 4 of the 12 Indian Health Service regions sterilized 3,406 American Indian women without their permission between 1973 and 1976. The GAO finds that 36 women under age 21 had been forcibly sterilized during this period despite a court-ordered moratorium on sterilizations of women younger than 21.

Two years earlier, an independent study by Dr. Connie Pinkerton-Uri, Choctaw/Cherokee, found that one in four American Indian women had been sterilized without her consent. PInkerton-Uri’s research indicated that the Indian Health Service had “singled out full-blooded Indian women for sterilization procedures.”



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