ERIC Number: ED107420
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Federal Indian Policies ...from the Colonial Period through the Early 1970's.
Bureau of Indian Affairs (Dept. of Interior), Washington, DC.
The history of U.S. Federal policy relative to the American Indian is traced from its beginnings in 1755 to its recent posture in the early 1970's in this monograph. Federal attitudes and resultant legislation are documented in a chronological examination of: the "removal policy" (the Indian Removal Act of 1830); the beginnings of Indian education programs (1819-60); the shift from military to civil administration of Indian affairs in the middle 1800's; the treaty period and establishment of the Indian Peace Commission in the middle 1800's; the reservation system; the land allotment period (1887-1934); the questions of U.S. citizenship and Indian "competency" (Indian Citizenship Act of 1924); the attack on the allotment system and the Merium Report; the Indian reorganization period (the 1934 Indian Reorganization Act); the effects of World War II (increased cultural sophistication among Indians who served in the war and increased Federal aid to Indians); the establishment of the Indian Claims Commission in 1946 for purposes of facilitating Indian suits against the U.S. government; the trends of the 1950's and 1960's; the affirmation of unfettered self-determination during the Nixon administration; and the new service orientation of the Bureau of Indian Affairs. (JC)
Descriptors: Accountability, Administration, Agency Role, American Indian Reservations, American Indians, Citizenship, Education, Federal Government, Federal Legislation, Futures (of Society), Land Acquisition, Policy Formation, Self Actualization, Treaties, United States History, Urban Areas
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (Stock No. 2402-00042; $0.50)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bureau of Indian Affairs (Dept. of Interior), Washington, DC.