Homestead National Historical Park – Massachusetts Senator Henry Dawes quote

Homestead National Historical Park - Massachusetts Senator Henry Dawes quote

“Either [the Indian] must be endured as a lawless savage, a constant menace to civilized life, or he must be fitted to become part of that life and be absorbed into it.” Massachusetts Senator Henry Dawes. Massachusetts Senator Henry Dawes introduced the Dawes Act of 1887, dividing tribal lands into 160-acre homesteads for American Indians.

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