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Know the West

Explore the land-grab universities data

Reconstruct the ties between Indigenous dispossession and the funding of land-grant universities.

 

Fifty-two modern land-grant universities received land grants traceable to the Morrill Act, a law signed in 1862 to broaden access to higher education. But the United States took the land that supplied those grants from nearly 250 tribal nations through 162 treaties or seizures. Nearly 11 million acres of those Indigenous lands were sold to raise Morrill Act endowments. Reconstruct the ties between Indigenous dispossession and the funding of land-grant universities at this website.

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