American Indian Citizenship

American Indian Citizenship - The Exterminators The...

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American Indian Citizenship 1865-1900: Changing Status
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Indian Citizenship in 1865 Not Citizens of the United States “Domestic Dependent Nations”
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Two Basic Types of Citizenship Jus soli = citizenship by place of birth Jus sanguinis = citizenship by ethnic or racial bloodline
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The 14 th Amendment (1870) jus soli (Section 1) So . . . Indians become U.S. Citizens NOT Elk v. Wilkins (1884)
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The Question of Extinction
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Unformatted text preview: The Exterminators The Reformers Assimilation vs. Extinction The Dawes Act of 1887 1. Indians became U.S. citizens 2. Tribal Governments abolished 3. Communal Lands Partitioned 4. Indian Boarding Schools What do YOU think about the Reformers??? Fallout 1. Some Indians fought the Dawes Act 2. Lone Wolf v. Hitchcock (1903)...
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