Dawes Act (same as Dawes Severalty Act)
- -Date: Adopted by Congress in 1887
- -What: Gave Indian tribes 160 acres and the right to petition for citizenship if they gave up their land.
- • Promoted the assimilation of Indians into American Society
- • Indians who did not agree with the “Terms and Conditions” were forced to move to Indian Reservations where many died of starvation and disease.