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feb 8, 1887 - Dawes Act of 1887

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This act ultimately allowed the government to break the lands of tribes and turn them into individual spaces. If a Native accepted this individual "allotment", then they could become a citizen.

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Date:

feb 8, 1887
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~ 132 years ago

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