The Dawes Severalty Act

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Historical Context Note

It subdivides Indian reservations into individual plots of land of 160 to 320 acres. Surplus lands are sold to white settlers.
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Citation:
Editors. "The Dawes Severalty Act". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 March 2010
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=10986, accessed 23 November 2014.]