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Dawes Act

Dawes Act of 1887 purported to protect Indian property rights during the Oklahoma Land Rush. It required American Indians register with the government, and anglicize their names, opening the system for abuse. The Miriam Report[?] of 1928 documented fraud and misappropriation by government agents. In particular, the law was used to deprive Indians of their land rights. It was repealed in 1934.

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