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Coolidge with Native Americans from the Plateau Region

In this photograph, taken on February 18, 1925, President Calvin Coolidge meets with a group of American Indians, possibly from the plateau region in the northwestern United States. Following the enactment of the Indian Citizenship Act in 1924, Coolidge invited delegations from many American Indian nations to the White House. During his presidency, Coolidge increased public perception of the challenges faced by American Indian communities, while promoting assimilation into mainstream American culture.
National Photo Company
Date of Work
February 18, 1925
Library of Congress