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Indigenous Prints LLC

Stolen Native Land Shirt

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Our Stolen Land shirt was designed using a real newspaper ad. This advertisement from the U.S. Department of the Interior was made in 1911. The man pictured, Not Afraid Of Pawnee.

On Feb. 8, 1887, the #DawesAct was signed into law, beginning a federal land grab of over 90 million acres of Native American land and resources. The effects of this law is still felt in Native communities today. #StolenLand #HonorTheTreaties

In 1911, during the height of the allotment era, the U.S. Department of the Interior was promoting "Indian Land For Sale" under then-Secretary Walter L. Fisher and Robert G. Valentine, the Commissioner of Indian Affairs. The allotment policy was repudiated by Congress in 1934 through the Indian Reorganization Act. Fisher coincidentally died the following year.