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I Forbid: Presidential Vetoes and American Indian Affairs, 1789-2000

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Published online October 12, 2010, by University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Center for Digital Research in the Humanities. Copyright 2010 Charles D. Bernholz, Laura K. Weakly, Brian L. Pytlik Zillig, and Karin Dalziel.


Nineteen Presidents of the United States, between the years 1789 and 2000, vetoed 114 bills or resolutions that pivoted upon matters related to Indian affairs. These actions are enumerated here, supplemented by access to supporting Congressional documents, and accompanied by a brief history of Presidential veto power and activities.