The History of Federal Indian Policies

22 Pages Posted: 18 Mar 2010

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Robert J. Miller

Arizona State University (ASU) - Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law

Date Written: March 17, 2010

Abstract

The United States has enacted and pursued many different policies towards the Indian Nations and Indian peoples of the U.S. Over more than two hundred years, the federal government has swung between advocating the extermination and assimilation of Indians and tribal governments to the modern day idea of preserving and supporting tribal governments and sovereignty. This article clearly describes these federal policies in a chronological order.

Keywords: Federal Indian policies, Self-Determination, Removal Era, reservations, allotment, Trade and Intercourse, Termination Era, General Allotment Act, Indian Reorganization Act

Suggested Citation

Miller, Robert J., The History of Federal Indian Policies (March 17, 2010). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1573670 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1573670

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