The goal of bringing Native Americans into "civilized" white society backfired as white-educated Native Americans and those increasingly familiar with white society, laws, and government started organizing and fighting alongside whites for Native American rights to land, religion, and education in the early 1900s. This struggle for Native American rights continues today, as Native Americans across the U.S. refuse to accept the stereotype that their people are "history" and not living cultures.
Mary Elizabeth Lease, a leading Populist spokeswoman in the 1880s and 1890s in Kansas, immortalized the cry, "What the farmers need to do is raise less corn and more hell." Margaret Robins led the National Women's Trade Union League in the early 1900s.
During the late 1800's and early 1900s ..