The Dawes act was a solution meant to solve all of the problems between the us the Native Americans and the US Government. The Dawes act that was introduced by Henry Dawes he gave us reservations of land but this caused us to live apart from our tribes. This solution forced us away from our nations and forced assimilation to European cultures. The Native American Assimilation stated that we were born blank, but our surroundings of savagery possesses our language, superstition, and life. The assimilation tried making us “civilized” by trying to teach us that we were less of a man.
We the Native Americans need citizenship; we were born in America we are nothing less because we hunt because of our “savagery”. We have the rights to vote we have every right that a “civilized” white citizen has. We have been here for years, and now you want to show up and take our land? We should have total control of our reservations, the main problem is that the land isn’t meant to be owned, but we will accept to live in the reservation. No one will be allowed to come between our land.