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1960s to Present
By the mid 60's, a major change had taken place in Indian affairs. The attempts at terminating Indian treaties had ended. As part of the Great Society's war on poverty, up to three billion dollars were spent on reservation poverty. In addition, from the mid 60's through the 90's, a series of Supreme Court decisions affirmed Indian rights to major parcels of land, thus forcing the state and federal governments to richly compensate various tribes. In addition, a ruling that exempted tribes from federal and state laws allowed substantial economic developments by a number of the tribes.