The Dawes Act and its impact on American Indian life

The Dawes Act and its impact on American Indian life

After being forced off their native lands, many American Indians found life to be most difficult. Beginning in the first half of the 19th century, federal policy dictated that certain tribes be confined to fixed land plots to continue their traditional ways of life.

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ESSENTIAL QUESTION:

How did the Dawes Act contribute to the destruction of Native American culture and society?
STANDARDS:
RH.2 - Main Ideas

DEPTH OF KNOWLEDGE (DOK) LEVELS:

2,3
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