The Dawes Act

On this day in 1887 President Grover Cleveland signed into law The Dawes Act which granted the U.S. government the power to break up Native American land, allot small parcels to Native American families, and then sell the millions of acres of "surplus land" to whites at bargain prices.8533515269?profile=RESIZE_584x

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