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Nevertheless, the acquisition of land and income gave Native Alaskans a position of influence in state politics that they had never had before. See also: Alaska Native Brotherhood and Alaska Native Sisterhood; Fish-ins. Anne-Marie E. Ferngren Sources for Further Study Anders, Gary C. ” Economic Development and Cultural Change 37, no. 2 (January, 1989): 285-303. Includes discussion of the effects of the ANCSA on the Alaskan Natives. , et al. Alaska Native Land Claims. Anchorage: Alaska Native Foundation, 1978.

Allotment—the division of tribal lands among individual Indians—became the dominant theme in federal Indian policy in the years between 1887 and 1934. During the 1880’s many whites who regarded themselves as “friends of the Indians” came to believe that Indians could be saved from extinction only by assimilation into American society. Tribal loyalties and cultures were seen as barriers to this end. Reformers hoped that by carving up reservations and making small farmers of the Indians, they could effectively detribalize and assimilate the Indians into American culture.

With the election of President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1932, Indian reform organizations furnished candidates for appointment as commissioner in the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Collier foremost among them. Although Collier was considered controversial because of his communist sympathies and his confrontational nature, Roosevelt nevertheless appointed him commissioner in 1933. Under Roosevelt, Collier initiated his own Indian New Deal, whereby governmental Indian policy shifted away from assimilation and toward tribal revitalization.

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