AP History The Reservation System - Unfreed - Adrienne Unfreed AP History II The Reservation System Supporters of the current reservation system argue

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Adrienne Unfreed AP History II 7/28/18 The Reservation System Supporters of the current reservation system argue the system must be preserved to protect the native heritage and culture. If the reservation was to be removed, a culture that has survived for hundreds of years would be destroyed, forcing natives to adapt to societal standards, just as it was in the 1870’s. Privatizing land would only damage Indian communities and decrease tribal identity. Several groups on the reservations have been able to find ways to promote business growth without breaking land limitations by the BIA. Money collected by gambling companies and tobacco sales are invested into infrastructure programs, including the creation of schools, roads, and jobs to generate economic growth and a quality lifestyle. Opponents of the present reservation system argue that the system is in dire need of reform due to the lack of economic development. Tribes on the reservations are suffering from poverty, causing natives to resort to alcoholism and in worst cases suicide. The reason families are bearing these issues is because of strict limitations and land-use policies by the BIA. Due to
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