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What is the Dawes Act US history?
Last Updated: 14th April, 2020
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People also ask, what did the Dawes Act do?
Approved on February 8, 1887, "An Act to Provide for the Allotment of Lands in Severalty to Indians on the Various Reservations," known as the Dawes Act, emphasized severalty, the treatment of Native Americans as individuals rather than as members of tribes.
was the Dawes Act good? Dawes' goal was to create independent farmers out of Indians — give them land and the tools for citizenship. While Senator Dawes may have meant well, the results were not good for the Indians. The law said that each head of an Indian family would get 160 acres of farmland or 320 acres of grazing land.
Secondly, why is the Dawes Act important?
The most important motivation for the Dawes Act was Anglo-American hunger for Indian lands. The act provided that after the government had doled out land allotments to the Indians, the sizeable remainder of the reservation properties would be opened for sale to whites.
What was the main goal of the Dawes Act of 1887?
The primary goal of the Dawes Act of 1887 regarding Native American Indians was "(1) assimilating Native American Indians into mainstream American life," since this act allowed the president to divide Native lands into individual allotments on which Indians could live--after which time they would be granted US