The General Allotment Act of 1887 Crippled Native Agriculture for Generations

Today, the US Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) holds 66 million acres of lands in trust for various Indian tribes and individuals. Approximately¬†46 million acres (69%) of this land is used for farming and grazing by livestock and game animals.¬†However, Native Americans are not the primary beneficiaries of agriculture on their lands. According to the […]

Agriculture Revenue from Contemporary US Native Lands

About this Dashboard This data dashboard, developed by the Native Lands Advocacy Project estimates the agriculture revenue, adjusted for inflation, for all contemporary Native lands within the coterminous United States. Total agricultural revenue can be shown in aggregate for all native lands or filtered for one or more reservation lands. This dashboard also extrapolates the […]

Lost Agriculture Revenue from Ceded Native Lands

About this Dashboard This data dashboard, developed by the Native Lands Advocacy Project estimates 177 years of lost agriculture revenue from lands ceded from Native Americans from 1840 to 1897. The dashboard makes it possible to view the total lost agriculture revenue from one or more cessions (by clicking on cession polygon in map or […]

Lost Agriculture Revenue Database

Lost Agriculture Revenue Database (L.A.R.D) The L.A.R.D. database was developed by the Native Lands Advocacy Project to help quantify the impacts of land cessions and discriminatory agriculture policies of the United States Government. The name of the database is a double-entendre of the Lakota word Wasi’chu which translates as “takes the fat” and was used […]