The Dawes Act

January 6, 2018 | Author: Anonymous | Category: History, US History, Revolution And Post-Independence (1775-1820), Revolutionary War
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Its full name is The General Allotment act  Passed in1887  Henry Laurens Dawes wrote the act  Wanted them to give up their ways and become farmers  Reservations split up into plots 

Government thought it would control Native Americans  To make them more like Americans  For better treatment of Native Americans  To break up the tribes  Open up more land for profit  Reducing the cost of native administration 

This is a book written Helen Hunt Jackson. It was about the Governments policies towards Native Americans.



Lectured the East about how bad reservation life was

Reservation turned into plots  Children where sent to special boarding schools  Leftover land was sold  Native Americans were encourage to give up their ways 

Didn’t want to be farmers  Lacked tools, training, and money  Many sold their land over time 

Native Americans situation was tragic at the end of the 1800s  No more land  Culture treated badly  Oblivious federal government 



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