Navjos Own America – Not Fake Republican Christians!

Trump, the Fake Republican, testified to the truth Native Americans were here first, and thus, according to Christian-Republicans, they own America, and not followers of the Fake Jesus who came to the New World because the Pope declared their religion a heresey – NOT VALID, not ordained – BY GOD! That THE LIAR IN CHEIF launches his insult on Navajos and Democrats in front of a portrait of THE INDIAN KILLER is a greater insult!

Jackson and Senator Thomas Hart Benton were co-founders of Manifest Destiny. They got into a duel. With Fake Christians coming out of their fake church to engage in politics – and a New Spiritual Land Grab – is a Declaration of War!  Wake up! This is why I gave the Louisiana Purchase back to a member of the House of Bourbon. I saw Steve Bannon coming and his fake Christian leader, Donald Trump, who is into Dominion Theology. Most of the wealthy are registered as Republicans so they can get a huge tax cut, and become the leaders of America because they got all the money, and, they got stupid-ass Christians manning the walls to their castles!

“Jesus drove worms out of my old dog, thus, I am voting for Roy Moore and Trump ‘The Pussy Grabber For Jesus!”

Jon Presco

Indian-Killer Andrew Jackson Deserves Top Spot on List of Worst US Presidents

Andrew Jackson tops list of worst presidents for Natives

Unlike the statement in Indian Country Media Network’s “Best Presidents for Indian country” story, it’s a bit easier identifying the “worst” presidents for Indian country. Five tend to stand out with the majority of the rest huddled together after that. Here are our nods to the presidents who did more harm than good for Native Americans while in office.

Andrew Jackson: A man nicknamed “Indian killer” and “Sharp Knife” surely deserves the top spot on a list of worst U.S. Presidents. Andrew Jackson “was a forceful proponent of Indian removal,” according to PBS. Others have a less genteel way of describing the seventh president of the United States.

“Andrew Jackson was a wealthy slave owner and infamous Indian killer, gaining the nickname ‘Sharp Knife’ from the Cherokee,” writes Amargi on the website Unsettling America: Decolonization in Theory & Practice. “He was also the founder of the Democratic Party, demonstrating that genocide against indigenous people is a nonpartisan issue. His first effort at Indian fighting was waging a war against the Creeks. President Jefferson had appointed him to appropriate Creek and Cherokee lands. In his brutal military campaigns against Indians, Andrew Jackson recommended that troops systematically kill Indian women and children after massacres in order to complete the extermination. The Creeks lost 23 million acres of land in southern Georgia and central Alabama, paving the way for cotton plantation slavery. His frontier warfare and subsequent ‘negotiations’ opened up much of the southeast U.S. to settler colonialism.”

Andrew Jackson was not only a genocidal maniac against the Indigenous Peoples of the southwest, he was also racist against African peoples and a scofflaw who “violated nearly every standard of justice,” according to historian Bertram Wyatt-Brown. As a major general in 1818, Andrew Jackson invaded Spanish Florida chasing fugitive slaves who had escaped with the intent of returning them to their “owners,” and sparked the First Seminole War. During the conflict, Jackson captured two British men, Alexander George Arbuthnot and Robert C. Ambrister, who were living among the Seminoles. The Seminoles had resisted Jackson’s invasion of their land. One of the men had written about his support for the Seminoles’ land and treaty rights in letters found on a boat. Andrew Jackson used the “evidence” to accuse the men of “inciting” the Seminoles to “savage warfare” against the U.S. He convened a “special court martial” tribunal then had the men executed. “His actions were a study in flagrant disobedience, gross inequality and premeditated ruthlessness… he swept through Florida, crushed the Indians, executed Arbuthnot and Ambrister, and violated nearly every standard of justice,” Wyatt-Brown wrote.

September 4 1813: Andrew Jackson in a Gun Fight


On September 4 1813, Andrew Jackson is nearly killed in a gun fight in a Nashville tavern. The gun fight was the result of a feud between Jackson and Thomas Benton and his brother Jesse Benton. In turn, this feud had its origins in an earlier duel. Jesse Benton had become ensnared in a duel with William Carroll, who would later become governor of Tennessee. Jackson acted as Carroll’s second at the duel. Both Carroll and Jesse Benton survived the duel, but Thomas Benton blamed Jackson for the affair. He made various threats against Jackson, who in turn promised to deal harshly with Benton.

Jackson had already fought several duels. In 1795, he fought a duel with Colonel Waitstill Avery. Avery had been opposing counsel in a case. Jackson took exception to some words used by Avery in the courtroom and had challenged him to a duel. No one was killed in that duel as both men appear to have intentionally fired so as to miss each other.

That was not the case in the duel that Jackson fought in 1806. In that duel, Jackson faced an expert marksman in the person of Charles Dickinson. Dickinson had accused Jackson of not paying a horse bet, and of being a coward and bigamist. The latter insult was an attack on the honour of his beloved wife Rachel, which Jackson would not forgive. When the duel came, Jackson allowed Dickinson to fire first. Jackson was hit in the chest. The bullet entered inches from his heart and broke some ribs, but Jackson would not and did not go down. Instead, he took his time aiming at Dickinson, who was required by the rules of honour that governed duels to stand still once he had fired his shot. Jackson placed one hand over his wound to stop the bleeding, took aim with the other hand, and shot. His pistol misfired. Jackson drew back the hammer. He aimed, and shot. Dickinson was hit in the chest, collapsed and later bled to death from his wound. Jackson would carry Dickinson’s bullet in his body for the rest of his life. 

In 1813, Jackson was again ready to kill. He found the `rascal` Thomas Benton in a Nashville tavern.  Marquis James in The Life of Andrew Jackson (Bobbs-Merrill Company, Indianapolis, 1938)  pages 152-154, describes one version of what happened.

On the morning of September 4, 1813, the Benton brothers arrived in Nashville and took their saddle-bags to the City Hotel, to avoid, Colonel Benton said, a possibility of unpleasantness, as Jackson and his friends were accustomed to make their headquarters at the Nashville Inn, diagonally across the Court-House Square. Each of the Bentons wore two pistols. At about the same time Jackson, Coffee, and Stockley Hays arrived at the Inn, all armed and Jackson carrying a riding whip. The news was over town in a moment. Jackson and Coffee went to the post-office, a few doors beyond the City Hotel. They went the short way, crossing the Square and passing some distance in front of the other tavern where the Bentons were standing on the walk.

Returning, Jackson and Coffee followed the walk. As they reached the hotel Jesse Benton stepped into the barroom. Thomas Benton was standing in the doorway of the hall that led to the rear porch overlooking the river. Jackson started toward him brandishing his whip. “Now, defend yourself you damned rascal!” Benton reached for a pistol but before he could draw Jackson’s gun was at his breast. He backed slowly through the corridor, Jackson following, step for step. They had reached the porch, when, glancing beyond the muzzle of Jackson’s pistol, Benton saw his brother slip through a doorway behind Jackson, raise his pistol and shoot. Jackson pitched forward, firing. His powder burned a sleeve of Tom Benton’s coat. Thomas Benton fired twice at the falling form of Jackson and Jesse lunged forward to shoot again, but James Sitler, a bystander, shielded the prostrate man whose left side was gushing blood.

The gigantic form of John Coffee strode through the smoke, firing over the heads of Sitler and Jackson at Thomas Benton. He missed but came on with clubbed pistol. Benton’s guns were empty. He fell backward down a flight of stairs. Young Stockley Hays, of Burr expedition memory, sprang at Jesse Benton with a sword cane and would have run him through had the blade not broken on a button. Jesse had a loaded pistol left. As Hays closed in with a dirk knife, Benton thrust the muzzle against his body, but the charge failed to explode.

General Jackson’s wounds soaked two mattresses with blood at the Nashville Inn. He was nearly dead – his left shoulder shattered by a slug, and a ball embedded against the upper bone of that arm, both from Jesse Benton’s pistol. While every physician in Nashville tried to stanch the flow of blood, Colonel Benton and his partizans gathered before the Inn shouting defiance. Benton broke a small-sword of Jackson’s that he had found at the scene of conflict. All the doctors save one declared for the amputation of the arm. Jackson barely understood. “I’ll keep my arm,” he said.

Thomas Benton would later become an important senator and even reconcile with Jackson.


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