Menominee lands are threatened with allotment, 1925

Bill is seen as threat to Indian lands


In 1925, the House of Representatives passed a bill providing for the allotment of the Menominee Indian reservation, an action that many believed would lead to tribal poverty and land loss. Both the chairman of Indian welfare for the General Federation of Women's Clubs as well as John Collier, secretary of the American Indian Defense Association, urged Wisconsin citizens to help stop the passage of the bill by writing to their senators. This article compares what would happen to the Menominee should this bill pass to what happened to the Oneidas in 1893.


Related Topics: Wisconsin's Response to 20th-century change
Indians in the 20th Century
Creator: Milwaukee Journal
Pub Data: Milwaukee Journal 22 February 1925.
Citation: "Bill is seen as threat to Indian lands." Milwaukee Journal. (22 February 1925) Online facsimile at:  http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=1073; Visited on: 11/25/2014
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