The Dawes Severalty Act (19 words)

Historical Context Note

  • Editors

Context

It subdivides Indian reservations into individual plots of land of 160 to 320 acres. Surplus lands are sold to white settlers.

Citation:
Editors. "The Dawes Severalty Act". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 March 2010
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