AMST 110: Final Exam

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Who: Eisenhower administration

What: termination was the U.S. government's attempt at speeding assimilation efforts by severing its ties with tribal nations, specifically by ceasing federal aid to reservations and further liquefying communal land holdings
- through a 3-step plan involving compensation, termination, and relocation, proponents of this plan believed that Native peoples would be freed from the backwards Indian ways of the reservation and embrace the urban, capitalist lifestyles of White Americans
- to these termination supporters, "freedom" for Native peoples meant the absorption of indigenous Americans into mainstream American society, where their concerns over land, culture, and Native rights would ideally disappear into the masses
- Congress set about ending the special relationship between tribes and the federal government; the intention was to grant Native Americans all the rights and privileges of citizenship, reduce their dependence on a bureaucracy whose mismanagement had been documented, and eliminate the expense of providing services for native people

Where: N/A

When: 1953

Why: the policy was trying to erase the existence of Indians by forcing them to integrate into the white society
- this policy was a failure; there were no jobs or placements for the Native Americans
- they provided little or no assistance for them; the living qualities were inadequate, leading them to live in poverty conditions
- many of the Native Americans eventually returned to the reservations
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