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Q: How or why did Native American Indians choose the
locations of their reservations?
A: They were not given a choice about it. Native American
reservations were created by the US government, and then
the tribes were moved there (some agreed to this by a treaty with
the government, others went at gunpoint.)
In some cases, there were tribes that fled to another
tribe's land, like the northern Arapaho who ran away
from the army and settled with the Shoshone. And a few
tribes like the Seminoles resisted and stayed put. But
most Indian reservations were allotted by the
government, and that's where the people moved, because
they didn't have another option.
Hope that helps!
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