Who is Involved? Several white Americans were involved in this act being passed. These Americans thought that the government was treating the Native Americans unfairly. Some well known people who were involved were… – Helen Hunt Jackson – Sarah Winnemucca
What caused this event to occur? This act passed because white Americans thought that the government was treating the Native Americans unfairly They noted all of the broken promises that the government had made toward Native Americans
When/Where This event occurred in 1887 All over the country but specifically in the Native American reservations.
Effects Gave each family a separate plot of land Sent children to boarding schools Taught adults to learn how to farm Did little to help Native Americans
Why Did It Fail? The Dawes Act failed because the land that was given to each family was too small Also the most land was not agriculturally fit for farming. The few Native Americans that did want to farm lacked the tools and money They were not used to the agricultural way of life
Bibliography “The Dawes Act 1887.” Nebraska Studies. Nebraska State Historical Society, n.d. Web. 7 Nov. 2011. La Vere, David L. “Indian Territory.” World Book Advanced. World Book, 2011. Web. 7 Nov. 2011. The National Archives. “The Dawes Act.” PBS. PBS, n.d. Web. 7 Nov. 2011.