Monday marked the 90th anniversary of the Indian Citizenship Act, or the Snyder Act, which granted U.S. citizenship to Native Americans born in the United States. The bill was enacted partially in light of the thousands of Native Americans who had served in the U.S. Army in WWI, but also because of a growing awareness by the federal government in 1924 of the tens of thousands living in abject poverty. However, nine decades on, life has yet to improve for many Native Americans, with high rates of unemployment and suicide among the nation's 566 tribes
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