The Indian Citizenship Act

Some Significant events

The Indian Citizenship Act took place in 1924 and gave Native Americans the rights and privileges of American citizens.

Ways The Native Americans fought for their right.

Native Americans began to organize and fight against unjust laws and social practices. The Chesapeake communities began to work together and with non-Native people who supported their cause. In the 1920s, a number of Powhatan tribes formed an official organization called the Second Powhatan Confederation.

Some Obstacles

Some obstacles that the Native American people faced were that they were not concerted an American citizen even though they were on the land, and in Virginia, a Native American man or woman could not marry an "American Citizen."

The right to finally vote

Native Americans finally received the right to vote in 1924 with the Indian Citizenship Act, which gave the Native Americans the right to vote, and have privileges of American people.

Fun Facts

Some states didn't let Native Americans vote or have any other privileges that Americans had until the 24th Amendment was passed, which included all American Citizens.

Under the 1924 Act indigenous people did not have to apply for citizenship, nor did they have to give up their tribal citizenship to become a U.S. citizen.

The Indian Citizenship Act of 1924, also known as the Snyder Act, a New York Representative.