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Breaking up the tribe is a social unit

This would insure the further progress of native farmers

Reducing the cost of native administration

Opening the remainder of the land to white settlers this was due to a smaller reservations



The Dawes act helped them Americans destroy the Indians way of life

Broke reservations I've been to allotments

Each head of family was assigned 160 acres



Tribal communities broken up and culture destroyed as the idea of land ownership went against native American tradition

Creation of allotments lead to Indians losing land down from 138,000,000 acres in 1887 to 78,000,000 acres in 1900

Also lost nine granted to them under at as a result of being cheated by land speculators