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Water Policy & A New Deal for Indians

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David Lange

on 13 March 2013

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Transcript of Water Policy & A New Deal for Indians

A new deal for Indians Introduction about Water Policy ... - Bureau of Indian Affairs had a long history of corruption and mismanagement

- John Collier appointed by Franklin Delano Roosevelt to bring reform to Indian Affairs

- Led the Indian Reorganization Act (1934) - Huge dams built to control river system

- Hoover dam

- built to harness the Colorado River New Deal for Indians Water Policy By David Lange - provide electricity, flood control and irrigation

- Roosevelt’s support of power projects in the west

- Led to large support in elections ...
- 1935 Central Valley Project

- designed to bring water to arid lands
in the south

- Grand Coulee Dam - 1941 - designed
to help irrigate the Pacific Northwest Water Policy - gave surplus land to tribal ownership

- difficult to get the Indians to agree to the IRA

- language barriers made it tough - Brought important changes and some limited improvements to the lives of indians. ... Bureau of Reclamation - Rejected by the Navajos and other groups

- Bureau of Indian Affairs more sensitive to Indian culture and freedom

- Margold's opinion was held up by US courts

- US courts restored tribal rights and land to Indians ... - Reserved allotment provisions of the Dawes Severalty Act.

-Permitted restoration of surplus land to tribal ownership

-restore tribal structures by reasserting the status of Indian tribes. ... - built dams to control entire river systems

- CVP purpose to bring water from Sacramento river to arid lands of San Joaquin Valles

- Grand Coulee Damn stimulate economic development of the Pacific NW Indian Reorganization Act of 1934 Water projects designed to provide irrigation and cheap power and to prevent floods. References: New Deal. (2013). The History Channel website. Retrieved 10:10, März 4, 2013, from http://www.history.com/topics/new-deal.

Indian Reorganization Act. (2013). In Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved from http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/285946/Indian-Reorganization-Act

PEPPER, D. (2009, January 5). India’s New Deal - By Daniel Pepper | Foreign Policy. Foreign Policy - the global magazine of economics, politics, and ideas. Retrieved March 5, 2013, from http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2009/ ...
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