In 1887 the ''Dawes Act'' was implemented resulting in the loss of 90 million acres of Indian land. The aftermath of this act still reverberates today.
In 1987 the ''Law Review'' stated. ''No constitutional basis for the Allotment act and its aftermath''
''it is of incalculable importance that America, Australia and Siberia shall pass out of the hands of their Red, Black and Aboriginal owners and become the heritage of the dominant worlds races (read White).
This was the racist statement of the President of the United States, Teddy Roosevelt at his inaugural address.