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What was the experience of Black and Native Americans in the 1920s?

What was the experience of Black and Native Americans in the 1920s?

Slavery had been ended after the American Civil War but blacks continued to suffer discrimination and ill treatment by whites. Many states passed laws for the segregation of blacks in many public places. American Indians fared little better. Although a law was passed in 1924 declaring that all Indians born in the USA were full citizens of America the white authorities still tried to destroy their culture and traditional way of life.  The image is of a native American Charlie Guardipee and his family taken for a US government report of 1921. According to the report Charlie Guardipee had twenty horses, ten cattle, no chickens, no wheat, oats or garden and no sickness in his family.



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