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Dawes act cartoon
Updated: 3/26/2019
Dawes act cartoon
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  • They took possesion of their land, oil, gas resources etc.
  • The dawes act passed in 1877, but five civilized tribes were exempt because of 1830 treaty that promised them land in oklahoma. 
  • The federal government made it harder for the tribes to maintain there traditional ways of life.
  • The tribes were not allowed to elect their own governors or chiefs.
  • ninety million acres of tribal land were sold to non natives 
  • the native americans who accepted the individual piece of land were allowed to become us citizens 
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