1928 - 1943
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Forty years after the implementation of the Dawes Act of 1887, an investigation into its consequences resulted in a 1928 report entitled "The Problem of Indian Administration", better known as the Meriam Report. The Meriam Report declared that allotment had been a disaster for Native American communities and poverty, disease, and anger had all skyrocketed on Indian reservations. This collection includes the full text of the Merian Report and a 41-part report to the U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs detailing the conditions of life and the effects of policies and programs enacted by the Bureau of Indian Affairs on Native Americans. Both of sets of documents provide documentary insights into many major tribes: Sioux, Navaho, Quapaw, Chickasaw, Apache, Pueblo, Ute, Cherokee, Cheyenne, Arapaho, Kickapoo, Klamath, and many others. This collection is part of Archives Unbound.