Genocide and slavery provided the means for the establishment of the white racial state that is benignly referred to as the United States of America. When Columbus arrived in the so-called New World in 1492, an estimated 8 million Indians lived in the area that currently comprises the U.S. By 1900 their population had been reduced to a mere 237,000. Mass murder and forced removal were the social policies and practices that made westward expansion possible. Today, according to U.S. Census data, Native Americans and Alaska Natives number about 5 million. Approximately 22% live on federally-recognized reservations or off-reservation trust lands.
The video below by ehistory.org maps every treaty and executive order that facilitated the conquest and theft of over 1.5 billion acres of native lands. It concludes by showing the location of present-day reservations.