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Dawnland Time Line - 1920 to Present

Last Updated Dec-2008

Period Summary - Many Abenaki continue to hide their "Identity" while others struggle to maintain theirs. The struggle continues to this very day.

A Table of Events Affecting Wabanaki People
for the period 1920 to Present
with links to additional information
Date Event Location Notes More
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1924 Indians declared U.S. Citizens United States did not apply to Maine's Indians  
1947 Maine Natives gain right to marry outside the tribes without forfeiting tribal membership Maine applies to recognized tribal groups only  
1954 Maine Natives gain right to vote in National Elections Maine applies to recognized tribal groups only  
1967 Maine Natives gain right to vote in State Elections Maine applies to recognized tribal groups only  
1973 Mi'kmaq & Maliseet of Maine gain Maine State Recognition Maine    
1980 Maine Indian Land Claims Settlement Maine