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Homestead and Dawes Act Storyboard
Updated: 8/18/2020
Homestead and Dawes Act Storyboard
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Storyboard Text

  • Homestead Act
  • Have some land for your poor family!
  • Sweet!
  • Homestead Act
  • Homestead Act
  • I'm sorry...
  • How will we eat?
  • The Homestead Act gave people who met certain requirements a plot of land, applicants must be over 21, head of a household, and never borne arms against the US.
  • Dawes Act
  • The land given had to be used for farming and ranching.
  • Dawes Act
  • It's going to be okay..
  • However, the harsh climate, lack of experience, and bad farming plots were all contributions to families going broke or abandoning the land.
  • Dawes Act
  • The Dawes Act allowed the President to, if he deemed that the land was fit for agriculture and ranching, could relocate the Native Americans living there to reservations.
  • A fresh start in the west!
  • Why do WE have to leave?
  • Native American that met certain requirements could receive a plot of land in a reservation, but it caused tribes to be split up. Some were forced to assimilate into western culture.
  • The surplus of land was sold off to white families for farming and ranching.
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