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Dawes Act of 1887 - On February 8, 1887, Congress passed the Dawes Act, named for its author, Senator Henry Dawes of Massachusetts. Also known as the General Allotment Act, the law allowed for the President to break up reservation land, which was held in common by the members of a tribe, into small allotments to be parceled out to individuals. http://aktalakota.stjo.org/site/News2?page=NewsArticle&id=11499

Dawes Act of 1887 - On February 8, 1887, Congress passed the Dawes Act, named for its author, Senator Henry Dawes of Massachusetts. Also known as the General Allotment Act, the law allowed for the President to break up reservation land, which was held in common by the members of a tribe, into small allotments to be parceled out to individuals. http://aktalakota.stjo.org/site/News2?page=NewsArticle&id=11499

A photograph of the ziggurat at Ur (2113 B.C.E.) taken by American soldier, Joshua McFall, on September 21, 2005.

A photograph of the ziggurat at Ur (2113 B.C.E.) taken by American soldier, Joshua McFall, on September 21, 2005.

Trail of Tears My great great grandma walked in the Trail of Tears as a small girl..

Trail of Tears My great great grandma walked in the Trail of Tears as a small girl..

The State of Franklin was set up in 1784 out of the westerly portion of the colonial state of North Carolina.

The State of Franklin was set up in 1784 out of the westerly portion of the colonial state of North Carolina.

Trail of Tears - The largest act of ethnic cleansing perpetrated by the United States government began in 1830, when Andrew Jackson signed the Indian Removal Act into law, which gave him the power to negotiate the removal of Native American tribes in the South to land west of the Mississippi. Of course, those negotiations were corrupt and rife with coercion. Take, for example, the removal of the Cherokee, which was conducted via a treaty never approved by leaders of the Cherokee nation and…

16 maps that Americans don't like to talk about

Trail of Tears - The largest act of ethnic cleansing perpetrated by the United States government began in 1830, when Andrew Jackson signed the Indian Removal Act into law, which gave him the power to negotiate the removal of Native American tribes in the South to land west of the Mississippi. Of course, those negotiations were corrupt and rife with coercion. Take, for example, the removal of the Cherokee, which was conducted via a treaty never approved by leaders of the Cherokee nation and…

Map of East Prussia showing the old German names of towns and the new names given by the conquerors

Map of East Prussia showing the old German names of towns and the new names given by the conquerors

Map of the Transcaucasia: Georgia, Armenia, and Azerbaijan, showing Karachay-Cherkessia, Kabardino-Balkaria, North Ossetia, Ingushetia, Chechnya, and Dagestan as well as Abkhazia, South Ossetia, and Nagorno-Karabakh.

Map of the Transcaucasia: Georgia, Armenia, and Azerbaijan, showing Karachay-Cherkessia, Kabardino-Balkaria, North Ossetia, Ingushetia, Chechnya, and Dagestan as well as Abkhazia, South Ossetia, and Nagorno-Karabakh.

Changing Maps of Germany - when my Winkler grandma left Westphalia in 1892' they had to get permission to leave from the kingdom of Prussia.

Changing Maps of Germany - when my Winkler grandma left Westphalia in 1892' they had to get permission to leave from the kingdom of Prussia.

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