Nixon's Policies Empowered Tribes

Jeannie Barbour

Jeannie Barbour explains how most people aren't aware of Nixon's impact on Native Americans and how his policies helped them reestablish sovereignty and achieve independence from federal programs. His insight and administration set the foundation for American Indian independence and resulted in the Self-Determination Act of 1975.

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