Indian Reorganization Act, 1934
   Known as the Wheeler- Howard Act, the Indian Reorganization Act of 1934 was central to the “Indian New Deal” introduced by Commissioner of Indian Affairs John Collier. Intended to improve the situation of Native Americans, the act repealed the Dawes Severalty Act of 1887, restored surplus reservation lands to the tribes, and authorized the provision of funds to purchase additional lands. Loans were provided for existing Indian organizations and for those establishing tribal government and also to enable Native Americans to attend college and vocational training programs. However, while 180 tribes accepted the act, more than 70, including the Navajos, did not, and the measure was only a partial success.

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