Oklahoma Indian Welfare Act
The Oklahoma Indian Welfare Act of 1936, also known as the Thomas-Rogers Act, is a United States federal law that extended the US Indian Reorganization Act of 1934. It sought to return some form of tribal government to the many tribes in former Indian Territory. This act extended the law to include those tribes within the boundaries of the state of Oklahoma whose territory had been divided up by a series of land allotments known as the Oklahoma "land runs".
Major points of the act
- United States Secretary of the Interior is authorized to obtain good lands (including Indian lands) to be held in trust for the Indians.
- Where Indian lands are sold, the Secretary of the Interior shall show preference to obtain those lands for the use by Native Americans.
- Any tribe residing within Oklahoma shall have the right to self-determination, including the right to make their own bylaws.
- Cherokee Observer
- Oklahoma Indian Welfare Act
- "Federal Indian Policy", National Archives & Records Administration Digital Classroom]
Rights of Native Americans in the United States CasesCherokee Nation v. Georgia · Worcester v. Georgia · Standing Bear v. Crook · Talton v. Mayes · Lone Wolf v. Hitchcock · Menominee Tribe v. United States · McClanahan v. Arizona State Tax Comm'n · Bryan v. Itasca County · Hodel v. Irving · Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians v. Holyfield · Cobell v. Salazar ActsNonintercourse Act · Civilization Act · Indian Removal Act · Dawes Act · Curtis Act · Burke Act · Indian Citizenship Act of 1924 · Indian Reorganization Act · Oklahoma Indian Welfare Act · Indian Civil Rights Act · Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act · Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act · American Indian Religious Freedom Act · Indian Child Welfare Act · Indian Gaming Regulatory Act · Native American Languages Act · Indian Arts and Crafts Act · Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act Related Native American tribes in Oklahoma Federally
tribesAbsentee-Shawnee Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma · Alabama-Quassarte Tribal Town · Apache Tribe of Oklahoma · Caddo Nation of Oklahoma · Cherokee Nation · Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes · Chickasaw Nation · Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma · Citizen Potawatomi Nation · Comanche Nation · Delaware Nation · Delaware Tribe of Indians · Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma · Fort Sill Apache Tribe of Oklahoma · Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma · Kaw Nation · Kialegee Tribal Town · Kickapoo Tribe of Oklahoma · Kiowa Indian Tribe of Oklahoma · Miami Tribe of Oklahoma · Modoc Tribe of Oklahoma · Muscogee Creek Nation · Osage Tribe · Otoe-Missouria Tribe of Indians · Ottawa Tribe of Oklahoma · Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma · Peoria Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma · Ponca Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma · Quapaw Tribe of Indians · Sac and Fox Nation · Seminole Nation of Oklahoma · Seneca-Cayuga Tribe of Oklahoma · Shawnee Tribe · Thlopthlocco Tribal Town · Tonkawa Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma · United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma · Wichita and Affiliated Tribes · Wyandotte Nation
(still spoken)Alabama · Arapaho · Caddo · Cayuga · Cherokee · Cheyenne · Chickasaw · Chiwere (Iowa and Otoe) · Choctaw · Comanche · Delaware · Koasati · Hitchiti-Mikasuki · Mescalero-Chiricahua · Mesquakie (Fox, Kickapoo, and Sauk) · Muscogee · Osage · Ottawa · Pawnee · Ponca · Potawatomi · Quapaw · Seneca · Shawnee · Wichita · Wyandot · Yuchi
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