Eth125 checkpoint legislation legacy

Eth125 checkpoint legislation legacy - Five Native...

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Five Native Americans filed a lawsuit in 1996 against the U.S. Department of the Interior and the U.S.  Department of the Treasury. This case was originally known as  Cobell v Babbitt , then was renamed  Cobell  v Norton  and is now known as  Cobell v Kempthorne  since this lawsuit has lasted through the terms of  three Secretaries of the Interior. Currently, this lawsuit is a class action suit on behalf of approximately  500,000 Native Americans and their heirs. The purpose of the lawsuit is to force the government to account for money held in trust for the Native  Americans and to bring about a permanent reform of the trust system. The basic facts of this lawsuit go  back to 1887. Under the "General Allotment Act of 1887" (also known as the "Dawes Act"), tribal lands  were divided into parcels of between 80 and 160 acres of land. Thousands of individual Native Americans 
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This note was uploaded on 09/06/2009 for the course ETH 125 ETH 125 taught by Professor N/a during the Spring '09 term at University of Phoenix.

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