NAs: Late 1940s & 1950s

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  • NAs: Late 1940s and 1950s
    • Land Rights
      • Relocation
        • Drive to encourage NAs to relocate into towns and cities
          • Religious & Cultural Rights
            • Relocation encouraged Indians to leave the reservations which sometimes led to assimilation and weakened tribal links
            • Relocation did lead to breakdown of tribal identities BUT it encouraged general awareness that Indians were a group with interests and needs different from other groups
    • Economic & Employment Rights
      • Termination (1953)
        • Eisenhower signed Public Law 280 setting the policy in motion


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