NAs: 1920s

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  • 1922, Congress wanted to pass the Bursum Bill that sought to ***** the tribes of New Mexico of their Remaining lands
    • > AIDA formed by a group of writers and anthropologists successfully blocked the bill
    • AIDA (American Indian Defence Association) was founded in 1923
      • Land Rights
        • NAs: 1920s
        • Meriam Report of 1928 vigorously condemned the allotment policy for depriving NAs of their lands and failing to provide them with additional support to achieve economic security
          • However, no action occured to address the issue of allotted lands
          • Also addressed that land set apart for Indians in allotment process was usually of little value for agricultural operations other than grazing


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