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ERIC Number: EJ857805
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 13
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0095-182X
Fractured Relations at Home: The 1953 Termination Act's Effect on Tribal Relations throughout Southern California Indian Country
Daly, Heather Ponchetti
American Indian Quarterly, v33 n4 p427-439 Fall 2009
In 1953 California Indians watched as the U.S. Congress passed House Concurrent Resolution 108 to effectively terminate federal trust protection of American Indian reservation lands. Included in the wording of the Termination Act is the following: It is the policy of Congress, as rapidly as possible, to make the Indian within the ... territorial limits of the United States subject to the same laws and entitled to the same ... privileges and responsibilities as are applicable to other citizens of the United States, to end their status as wards of the United States, and to grant them all of the rights and ... prerogatives pertaining to American citizenship; and the Indians within the territorial ... limits of the United States should assume their full responsibilities as American citizens: ... it is declared ... that, at the earliest possible time, all of the Indian tribes and the Individual ... members thereof located within the States of California, Florida, New York, and Texas ... should be freed from Federal supervision and control. This article illustrates how termination affected Southern California Indian Country and the challenges of working from within familiar Indian communities or from home. (Contains 2 figures and 15 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California