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A 2002 report prepared at the request of Senator John I. Burton to the California Research Bureau that focused on four examples of early State of California laws and policies that significantly impacted the California Indians’ way of life.
The report is a response to the question: Did the State of California enact laws that prohibited California Indians from practicing their religion, speaking their languages or practicing traditional ceremonies and customs? Four examples of early California laws and policies that significantly impacted California Indians’ way of life are discussed: 1850 Act for the Government and Protection of Indians and related amendments; California militia policies and “Expeditions against the Indians” during 1851 to 1859; the State of California’s official response to federal treaties negotiated with California Indians during 1851 to 1852; and early and current state fish protection laws that exempt California Indians from related prohibitions.
California State Library, California Research Bureau Reports, CRB02-014
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"2002 - Early California Laws and Policies Related to California Indians, Kimberly Johnston-Dodds" (2017). Miscellaneous Documents and Reports. 34.