What was the goal of the Dawes Act?


What was the goal of the Dawes Act?

Settlement of the American West

Because neither pushing Native Americans west nor settling them on reservations had worked well, Senator Dawes suggested a new plan. His legislation turned tribal members living on reservation lands into American citizens holding titles to their own farms.

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The Dawes Act of 1887: Definition & Summary

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