The Dawes Act was an attempt at solving some of the problems. It removed the natives from their culture and made them American citizens by giving each family or single person land. It attempted to solve the solution of different views of land ownership but just forced the natives to be subject to the settlers’ views. It was also an attempt to solve the issue of who got valuable resources found on land. It made it so the president would get to survey land he felt was valuable and could distribute it however he wanted. This only “solved” the problem for the settlers but was unfair to the natives. So in reality it did not solve the problem but favored the settlers.
"While Senator Dawes may have been well meaning in his intentions, the results were less than satisfactory for the Indians. It provided for each head of an Indian family to be given 160 acres of farmland or 320 acres of grazing land. The remaining tribal lands were to be declared "surplus" and opened up for whites. Tribal ownership, and tribes themselves, were simply to disappear. The story would be much the same across much of the West. Before the Dawes Act, some 150 million acres remained in Indian hands. Within twenty years, two-thirds of their land was gone. The reservation system was nearly destroyed". -From Effects of the Dawes Act