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In the Medicine Lodge Treaty of 1867, five tribes ceded familiar lands and hunting grounds, in exchange for allotted reservation lands. They also unknowingly gave up their freedom to leave the reservation or practice their religion and traditions. Doing so was considered a breach of treaty, although the U.S. found reason to breach the treaty around 1903 when the Lone Wolf v. Hitchcock case was before the Supreme Court.
The biggest impact of the Dawes Act was a loss of indigenous cultures, tradition and land across the U.S. It did a number on our tribal communities and tried to pit our ancestors against each other.