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  1. 1917
    More Indians are born than die
    For the first time in 50 years, more Indians are born than die, as federal appropriations for medical ...
  2. 1917
    American Indians volunteer for WWI
    Though not yet U.S. citizens, more than 10,000 American Indians serve in the U.S. Army and more than ...
  3. 1915
    Federally funded hospital planned for Alaska Natives
    Congress appropriates funding for a 25-bed hospital in Juneau to provide care for Alaska Native patients.
  4. 1915
    Schools must keep children healthy, Commissioner states
    American Indian parents grow anxious about the safety of sending their children to government boarding ...
  5. 1914
    Tuberculosis quarantine advised on reservations
    Office of Indian Affairs physicians urge Indian agents on reservations to quarantine Native persons ...
  6. 1912
    Territory of Alaska gains congressional delegate
    The Organic Act of 1912 renames the District of Alaska the Territory of Alaska. This status gives Alaska ...
  7. 1912
    Doctor assigned to guide health care in Alaska
    The U.S. Public Health Service assigns Dr. Emil Krulish to supervise health care in the Territory of ...
  8. 1909
    Dollars allocated but promised health care remains distant
    Congress appropriates $12,000 for a national health program for Native Americans. The government organizes ...
  9. 1909
    Despite quarantine, TB spreads in student populations
    Faced with continuing high rates of tuberculosis among Native students in boarding schools, the Office ...
  10. 1908
    Government hires medical workers to fight tuberculosis
    The Office of Indian Affairs hires part-time field matrons, who are trained in home economics, to work ...
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