The Dawes Act 1887

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  • Dawes Act 1887
    • What?
      • Each Plain Indians family received 160 acres
      • Individuals received 80 acres
      • Orphans u18 40 acres
      • If they took land, could become American citizens
      • Left over reservation land sold to whites
    • Aims
      • free up land for settlers
      • break up power of chiefs
      • encourage families to farm for themselves
      • encourage Indians to become citizens
      • reduce cost of Federal government on reservations
    • Outcome
      • Allotments provided too tough to farm
        • Most gave up, sold land to whites
      • Many cheated out of land by whites

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