The theft of Native Americans’ land, in one animated map

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University of Georgia historian Claudio Saunt on “Europeans’ violent seizing of Native Americans’ land“.

To supplement his new book, West of the Revolution: An Uncommon History of 1776, Saunt created an interactive map showing the decline of Indian homelands from 1776 to 1887. Along with Slate’s Rebecca Onion, he turned that map into a GIF, showing just how rapidly European-Americans took what amounted to over 1.5 billion acres.

Be sure to check out the interactive map rather than just the compressed animation (thanks to Deb Cowen, via Vox, for the link.)

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