remember . . .

by bookindian

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. . . on this November day, remember . . . the Constitution of the United States is just a piece of paper with words on it . . . and unless YOU give those words meaning, they don’t mean shit !!!

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Manzanar War Relocation Center (Manzanar National Historic Site)

The Indian Citizenship Act of 1924, aka the Snyder Act:

BE IT ENACTED by the Senate and house of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That all non citizen Indians born within the territorial limits of the United States be, and they are hereby, declared to be citizens of the United States: Provided That the granting of such citizenship shall not in any manner impair or otherwise affect the right of any Indian to tribal or other property.

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