March 4, 2015

The 1867 Potawatomi Treaty: Encroachment in Potawatomi land and the move to Indian Territory

By the end of the 1860s, most officials in the United States Office of Indian Affairs realized that their social experiment of assimilation through private land […]
February 8, 2021

Remembering the 1887 Dawes Act’s impact

Feb. 8, 2021, marks 134 years since President Grover Cleveland signed The Dawes General Allotment Act. This policy divided tribal land into individual holdings, and it included provisions for opening the leftover plots to non-Native settlement.