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40 p. ; This student paper has been awarded 2004-2005 UNM Law School Thesis Honors.


The history of the enfranchisement of the American Indian is complicated and complex. This paper will sort through this complicated and complex history. The paper will first analyze the unique status of Indians and how it excluded them from the meaning of "citizen," as interpreted by the United State Supreme Court. It is against this backdrop that the way in which states denied American Indians the right to vote after the Indian Citizenship Act of 1924 will then be analyzed.


University of New Mexico School of Law

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Student Paper

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