The history of allotment is long and complex. Throughout many decades of work, the United States government attempted to assimilate Native Americans throughout the country by using the allotment policy. By attempting to do so, the government strained relationships even further. This paper will discuss many of the ways the United States government failed to implement an effective policy to assimilate Native Americans. The allotment policy failed to assimilate Native Americans on South Dakota reservations.
South Dakota State University
Copyright © 2021 Ty Paulson
Paulsen, Ty, "Effects of Allotment on South Dakota Reservations" (2021). Schultz-Werth Award Papers. 21.