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Why were Reservations in America?

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Jonathan Ferrufino

on 23 January 2014

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Transcript of Why were Reservations in America?

The goal was to preserve their native territorial homeland. It has been relatively successful in its efforts, since its inception in 1881 thanks to President Hayes
What was their goal?
Has it been successful?
Why was the reservation set up in America?
Today, the Spokane Indian Reservation is approximately 159,000 acres in size. Tribal membership as of April 2011 is 2708, strong and growing.
As in the past, national resources are protected by the Spokane Indians
Due to western settlers the Spokane indians were pushed out. In January of 1881, President Rutherford B. Hayes, by executive order, formally declared the Spokane Indian Reservation the new and smaller home of the Spokane Indians
Spokane Indians
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