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08/02/1887 Dawes Act is signed into law


The Dawes Act of 1887


The Dawes Act-Excerpts from American Indian Homelands


Why The Dawes Act Matters - @MrBettsClass

The Dawes Act of 1887, adopted by Congress, authorized the President of the United States to survey American Indian tribal land and divide it into allotments for individual Indians. Those who accepted allotments and lived separately from the tribe would be granted United States citizenship.
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