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Congress creates reservations to manage Native peoples
The U.S. Congress passes the Indian Appropriations Act, creating the reservation system. The government ...
U.S. subdivides reservation land; sells off surplus
Congress passes the General Allotment Act, better known as the Dawes Severalty Act, which divides reservations ...
Allotments take land from Alaska Native villages
In the Alaska Native Allotment Act, the U.S. Congress establishes strict regulations about which Alaska ...
Congress seeks to abolish tribes, relocate American Indians
Congress passes a resolution beginning a federal policy of termination, through which American Indian ...
Washington State challenges tribal treaty fishing rights
Washington State authorities forcefully evict Puyallup, Nisqually, and other tribal subsistence fishermen ...