If we were asked to list a few contribution we know about Andrew Jackson, you’d substantially repeat a many common things we schooled about him in school.
Some of a many obvious contribution about Jackson are that he was inaugurated a seventh boss of a United States in 1828, he founded a Democratic party, he’s on a $20 bill, and he became a fight favourite after defeating a British in New Orleans during a War of 1812. However, there’s also a unfortunate square of his bequest that many might not know.
To put it lightly, Jackson was not a fan of Native Americans. In fact, he referred to them as “savage dogs” and had once created that “the whole Cherokee Nation ought to be scourged.” Not usually did he hospital policies that forced Native American migration, yet he also enjoyed massacring them with his men.
He didn’t stop during only murdering hundreds of men, women, children, and even babies in pacific encampments, though. He also lame their corpses, bragging that he’d “on all occasions recorded a scalps of my killed.” You know that Native American baby he adopted? Well, a small child was orphaned since his family was slaughtered by Jackson and his men.
Jackson supervised his group mutilating around 800 corpses of Creek Indian men, women, and children. To keep a record of how many they had killed, he systematic that their noses be cut off, formulating a raise of hundreds of severed noses. Strips of skin were also sliced from their bodies to tan and be used as check reins.