Allotment Act

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Round Valley Indian Tribes Of The Round Valley Reservation - Federal Legislation
30, 1870, pursuant to the Four Reservations Act of 1864 ... Two of the most significant impacts were from the Dawes Act of 1887, also known as the Allotment Act, and the Indian Reorganization Act of 1934, known as the IRA ... The Allotment Act caused the Reservation to be subdivided in 1894 into five and 10-acre (40,000 m2) plots which were distributed to families ...
Osage Indian War - History - Federal Law Involving The Osage
... In 1906, as part of the Osage Allotment Act, the US Congress created the Osage Tribal Council to handle affairs of the tribe, as part of the devolution of tribal governments to ... Under the Act, initially each Osage male had equal voting rights to elect members of the Council, and the principal and assistant principal chiefs ... owned their land, they negotiated under the Allotment Act to keep their communal land, above the then-common allotment the government was making of 160 acres per person ...
Dawes Act - Effects
... The Dawes Act had a negative effect on American Indians, as it ended their communal holding of property (with crop land often being privately owned by families or clans) by which they had ... It was followed by the Curtis Act of 1898, which dissolved tribal courts and governments ... The act "was the culmination of American attempts to destroy tribes and their governments and to open Indian lands to settlement by non-Indians and to development by railroads ...

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