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US Senate Committee on Indian Affairs


76th Congress, 1st Session



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This report from the United States (US) Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, dated August 2, 1939, was written to accompany US Senate Bill 2103 which proposed a repeal of the Wheeler-Howard Act, also known as the Indian Reorganization Act (US Public Law 383). The report includes a summary of reasons why the act should be repealed as well as correspondences from the US Department of the Interior and the US Committee on Indian Affairs discussing the Indian Reorganization Act and the proposed repeal. US Senate Bill 2103 did not become public law.

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Indian Reorganization Act, Wheeler-Howard Act, repeal

Organizations Referenced

US Department of the Interior, US Committee on Indian Affairs

People Referenced

Dennis Chavez, Elmer Thomas, Harry Slattery, Harold L. Ickes


Government Printing Office


American Politics | Indigenous, Indian, and Aboriginal Law | Indigenous Studies | Law and Politics | Native American Studies | United States History

Recommended Citation

United States Congress, Senate. Committee on Indian Affairs. Repeal of the so-called Wheeler-Howard Act. 76th Cong., 1st sess., S. Rep. 1047. August 2, 1939.

Repeal of the So-Called Wheeler-Howard Act



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