What attitudes and beliefs shaped US Indian policy during the New Deal, and why did some Native Americans support the Indian Reorganization Act while others opposed it? Provide specific reasons mentioned in chapter 15 of Native American Testimony.
The Indian Reorganization Act was part of the New Deal. It was heavily influenced by John Collier, the Commissioner of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, who wanted to improve the economic situations of impoverished Native American families. It ended the allotment program and provided funding for Native Americans to buy back tribal lands that had been lost due to previous government legislation. The act benefited many tribes but was distrusted by many others.
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