Anthropology, Department of



Charles Marr

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Published in Nebraska Anthropologist Vol. 19 (2003-2004). Copyright © Charles Marr; published by The University of Nebraska-Lincoln AnthroGroup.


The persecution of Native Americans in the United States has not yet come to an end. There are many policies still in place that lead to the reduction of the unique culture of the Native Americans. This can have disastrous impacts for their own survival and well being. These policies reduce their language, culture, selfdetermination, their knowledge of the environment, and increases their poverty. The United States government can help to solve these problems by eliminating the Bureau of Indian Affairs and forming a think-tank that would be composed of Tribal leaders, lawyers who specialize in Native American Law, and afew trusted government officials.

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