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Cassie Maz, Joan Hurle, Judy Zhang, Ethan Lee. Purpose and Cause Two main basics  To “americanize” the Native Americans Turn hunters into farmers Suppress.

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1 Cassie Maz, Joan Hurle, Judy Zhang, Ethan Lee

2 Purpose and Cause Two main basics  To “americanize” the Native Americans Turn hunters into farmers Suppress the culture, language, and religion Sent children to boarding schools  To use the land of the Native Americans Broke up Native American land for white settlers to use

3 The Document  Divide reservations into slots of land for individual Native Americans  Split up tribes into different sections of land and turned them into farmers  Native Americans must keep their land for 25 years without selling

4 Results and Effects

5 Results and Effects (cont.)  Did not benefit Native Americans  Moved to reservations Didn’t have good land  Did not want to be farmers Lacked tools, training, and money  Many sold their land Was not profitable

6 Results and Effects (cont.)  Native American Culture Before Women farmed, men hunted Women not dependent on husband Hunted buffalo and other animals Nomadic  Native American Culture After Women and men farmed Women dependent on husband Relied solely on farming for food

7 Who was involved?  Senator Henry Dawes  Buffalo Bird Woman  Cheyenne, Sioux, Arapaho, etc.

8 Bibliography Creating America "Dawes Act." Our Documents. N.p., n.d. Web. 4 Nov "The Dawes Act." PBS. WETA, Web. 4 Nov Gunn, Steven J. "Indian General Allotment Act (Dawes Act) (1887)." eNotes. eNotes.com, Inc., n.d. Web. 7 Nov kutani.com/nativeamericanfacts/DawesAct.htm


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