Challenging American Boundaries: Indigenous People and the “Gift” of U.S. Citizenship

@article{Bruyneel2004ChallengingAB,
  title={Challenging American Boundaries: Indigenous People and the “Gift” of U.S. Citizenship},
  author={Kevin Bruyneel},
  journal={Studies in American Political Development},
  year={2004},
  volume={18},
  pages={30 - 43}
}
  • Kevin Bruyneel
  • Published 2004
  • Political Science
  • Studies in American Political Development
On June 2, 1924, President Calvin Coolidge signed into law the Indian Citizenship Act (ICA), which unilaterally made United States citizens of all indigenous people living in the United States. This new law made citizens of approximately 125,000 of the 300,000 indigenous people in the country (the remainder were already U.S. citizens). Usually, people who have been excluded from American political life see the codi- fication of their citizenship status as an unambiguously positive political… Expand
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