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The Dawes Act - Vincent Mercado
Updated: 10/3/2020
The Dawes Act - Vincent Mercado
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  • The Dawes Act
  • "We're being forced to let go of our homeland and move into individual land where me and my tribe will be separated!"
  • "I was split from my tribe to tend to this land for the government for people who find interest in the Homestead Act!"
  • The Dawes act authorized the President of the United States to subdivide Native American tribal communal landholdings into allotments for Native American heads of families and individuals.
  • "I was forced to leave my tribe behind and become a farmer for people in America!"
  • "I will privately own this land from the government and have people of my tribe live on this land and unite!"
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