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Stolen Native Lands or the Invasion of America Map

2 Feb

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How the United States took over an eighth of the world

While executive orders are all the rage, this map shows how the US stole Native land, often by executive order. In one of Trump’s first acts as president, putting his views of Native Americans and the oil/gas industry in plain view, he carried on this tradition and signed an Executive Order to move the Dakota Access Pipeline forward.

While everything below the Allegheny was “seized by colonists before 1776,” anything North of the Allegheny was taken from the Six Nations of New York from a treaty in 1784. If you go to the map, you can turn on a layer of the source maps, as well as click on an area and find a direct link to things like: the related treaty, description of the tract, and the source map.

“In the 1850s, US presidents began using a second legal instrument to secure land, the executive order, and this prerogative grew in importance after 1871, when the federal government unilaterally stopped making treaties with native peoples. The power of the president to seize land by executive order may appear contrary to the sanctity of private property, one of the great legacies of the American Revolution, but white Americans never set Indian land title on the same footing as their own. Nor did they recognize the irony of their presumptions.”

Check out this incredible map here. It truly is an amazing map.

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Who gave money to Bernie Sanders?

31 Jan

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While the election is long over, it’s seems appropriate that, after two weeks of the Trump administration, to revisit our old pal Bernie Sanders, because he could have won.

This is a Los Angeles Times interactive map of zipcodes, and their contributions to Bernie, complete with total contribution amount, population, and contributions per capita.

Check out the map here.

Obama vs Romney 2012 Presidential Election by District

13 Nov

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette just posted an amazing interactive map of the 2012 Obama vs Romney Presidential election.

You can click district by district in all of Allegheny County to see how each of the candidates fared.  It’s fun to find places where Romney got one vote.

Click here to play with this map

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