this act of congress was a failed attempt to make the individual native americans land owners by assigning them small plots of land
The answer is The Dawes Act of 1887, adopted by Congress in 1887, authorized the President of the United States to survey Indian tribal land and divide it into allotments for individual Indians. [ 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 ensured that
everyone had a home and a place in the tribe. ]
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