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Term: relocation


federal Indian policy that, under the 1953 Freedom from Federal Supervision Act, encouraged individual Indians to leave their reservations for mainstream lives in urban areas; most only replaced rural poverty with urban poverty. View more information about its effects on Wisconsin Indians elsewhere at

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[Source: Loew, Patty. Indian Nations of Wisconsin (Madison: Wisconsin Historical Society Press, 2001).]
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