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1902 - Cherokee Nation v. Hitchcock
- Cherokee tribe challenged Congress' ruling that they cannot be subject to their own tribal laws. Case failed
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1903- Lone Wolf v. Hitchock
Court ruled that Congress could revoke all treaties made with the tribes. Described Native Americans as an 'ignorant and dependent race'. Deemed Native Americans were not citizens therefore not entitled to any rights
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1911- Society of American Indians (SAI)
Group of 50 educated Native Americans. First attempt of inter-tribal protest. Campaigned for improvements in education and healthcare. Impact limited due to a shortage of fudning and lack of mass support from Indians themselves. Disbanded in 1920.
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1914-18- First World War
10,000 Native Americans volunteered and fought. Not segregated from whites- opportunity for integration. Seen as the first stage of urbanisation- many women went to work in factories. Duration positive, impact negative
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1924- Indian Citizenship Act
Gave Native Americans full citizenship and the right to vote. However, this was purely another attempt at assimilation, making Native Americans subject to federal law. Also, many were barred from voting at a state level.
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Court ruled that Congress could revoke all treaties made with the tribes. Described Native Americans as an 'ignorant and dependent race'. Deemed Native Americans were not citizens therefore not entitled to any rights

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1903- Lone Wolf v. Hitchock

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Group of 50 educated Native Americans. First attempt of inter-tribal protest. Campaigned for improvements in education and healthcare. Impact limited due to a shortage of fudning and lack of mass support from Indians themselves. Disbanded in 1920.

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10,000 Native Americans volunteered and fought. Not segregated from whites- opportunity for integration. Seen as the first stage of urbanisation- many women went to work in factories. Duration positive, impact negative

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Gave Native Americans full citizenship and the right to vote. However, this was purely another attempt at assimilation, making Native Americans subject to federal law. Also, many were barred from voting at a state level.

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