Pervasive Issues of Race

As debate escalated about who should be allowed to vote, Matthew Deady sought to exclude everyone other than white men. Shown above is a member of the Umatilla Indian tribe. (Image courtesy National Park Service—Whitman Mission National Historic Site)

As debate escalated about who should be allowed to vote, Matthew Deady sought to exclude everyone other than white men. Shown above is a member of the Umatilla Indian tribe. (Image courtesy National Park Service—Whitman Mission National Historic Site)

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