The law did little to change the lives of Puget Sound Indians. The mechanism of wardship continued, with Indian agents controlling the management and disposition of tribal lands and allotments. Citizenship did not relieve Native Americans from racial discrimination and they continued to experience state regulation of their treaty rights to fishing off-reservation.
Indian Citizenship Act makes all Native Americans U.S. citizens on June 2, 1924.
- By David Wilma
- Posted 8/13/2000
- HistoryLink.org Essay 2601