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How Washington Has Hurt Native Americans


If the idea behind U.S. policy in the early 20th century was either to help Indians or to help white settlers, the easiest way of accomplishing this would’ve been to grant a simple title to the land to either group and let each do what they wanted.

But, “had the land been given directly to Indians or whites, what role would there have been for the Office of Indian Affairs?” Terry Anderson, author of “Sovereign Nations or Reservations?”, asks pointedly.

Although the Dawes Act was ostensibly implemented with the idea of making Indians independent and regular citizens of the United States, Washington’s oversight of them increased significantly the longer the policy was in place.


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