The Dawes Commission

Richard Green, Author & Former Chickasaw Nation Historian

Richard Green, author & former Chickasaw Nation Historian, notes that not long after removal, the 1887 Dawes Act set the stage for abolishment of the tribes and their domains. The Commission set a price on Indian allotments, which divided Indian lands held in common into individually owned parcels. Many Indians lost their allotments to fraud.


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