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How the Dawes Act Stripped Native Americans Of Land & Created A Cycle Of Poverty

The architects of the Dawes Act claimed that the law would benefit Native Americans. But in fact, it did the opposite. Native Americans were not accustomed to ranching or farming—neither the Dawes Act nor any other law provide for agricultural education or farming equipment. Moreover, the lands that the Native Americans were given on which to farm or ranch were unsuitable for either.

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How the Dawes Act Stripped Native Americans Of Land & Created A Cycle Of Poverty
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    What Was The Dawes Act And Catastrophic Effects On Indigenous Peoples

    Also referred to as the Dawes Severalty Act, or the General Allotment Act, the Dawes Act was passed in 1887 that allowed the US government to break …

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