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1924 - June 2 - Congress Granted Citizenship to All Native Americans Born in the U.S.



Citizenship Given Indians
- Long Beach Press -

Every native-born Indian in this country is made a citizen of the United States by act of President Coolidge in signing the Indian Citizenship measure. About 125,000 Indians are given citizenship by this latest act of Congress. About 200,000 Indians already have been made citizens.

This is merited recognition of the claims the American Indian has upon the paleface "powers that be." The Indian of today has yielded to the educational accommodations insisted upon by the white man. Many educated Indians have demonstrated their abilities and usefulness. They deserve citizenship. Furthermore, as a matter of sentiment, Indians should be enfranchised. They are the aborigines of this country - there forebears were. The white man wrested this continent from the Indian. While enmity between the two races was long and bitter, yet, in these latter days feeling between them has improved.

The animosities of generations agone have passed. The Indian has passed to civilized state. He should be a citizen - a full-fledged American.


 
Santa Ana Register
Santa Ana, California
June 20, 1924


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