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On this day in 1887, U.S. President Grover Cleveland signed the Dawes Act into law, imposing private land ownership on American Indians. This was intended to break up tribes as communal units and threaten tribal sovereignty. Use this anniversary to advocate for racial and economic justice for Native Americans. Cite the values of voice and opportunity.
The True Impact of the Dawes Act of 1887 Dawes Act Signed Into Law to 'Civilize' Indians Changing the Narrative about Native Americans