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Jump Back in Time 第一次世界大战与爵士时代  (1914-1928)
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一个赛利西族小孩 (摄于1910年)
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美国原住民一直以来都努力保有自己的文化。在1924年之前,美国原住民都还不具有美国公民的身份。许多美国原住民虽然居住在美国本土的保留区里,但是他们却拥有不同的国籍。但是在西元192462日,国会决定授与所有在美国出生的原住民美国公民的资格。然而,就在这个印第安人公民法案 (Indian Citizen Act) 通过之后,有一些美国原住民还是不能参与投票,因为是否享有投票权,乃是规定在各州法律里的,并不是由中央所订定的。一直到1948年,有一些州还是不允许美国原住民享有投票的权利。

Native Americans have long struggled to retain their culture. Until 1924, Native Americans were not citizens of the United States. Many Native Americans had, and still have, separate nations within the U.S. on designated reservation land. But on June 2, 1924, Congress granted citizenship to all Native Americans born in the U.S. Yet even after the Indian Citizenship Act, some Native Americans weren't allowed to vote because the right to vote was governed by state law. Until 1948, some states barred Native Americans from voting.


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