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To what extent were the 1970s and 1980s the most significant period in the quest for Native American rights between 1865 and

1970s & 1980s:
Siege of Alcatraz 1969 got media coverage so increased awareness of rights. It also helped inspire NAs to gain control over their own

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Assess the view that the Supreme Court was more effective than Congress in supporting the rights of the Native Americans from
1865 to 1992
In favour of S.C.:
Harrison v. Laveen (1948) - Vote was given as it was ruled that Arizona had violated their rights to register their vote…


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