Never really wrote about termination, that I remember:
Beginning in 1900 with Charles Curtis (Kaw/Osage) who was named to chair the U.S. House Committee on Indian Affairs (he later served as a Congressman and Senator before being elected as Vice- President of the United States under President Herbert Hoover), there was a concerted effort to do away with American Indian Tribes and pursue a policy of assimilation that proved to be so destructive to Tribes. Later, the U.S. Congress would formally apologize for its errors in judgement. The efforts made it very difficult for Tribes to maintain their traditional governments and sovereignty, but they did. This was especially true in Oregon where Tribes were formally terminated by the U.S. government as a means to disband them. These and other efforts were difficult times for the Tribes since most reservations were either abolished or severely shrunk in size using the Dawes General Allotment Act to legitimatize those efforts.
Probably because it would seem too negative compared to the things I do normally write about.
Anyway, from today's Indianz.com: News > Judge says law terminated all Indian claims in R.I.
A federal judge in Rhode Island has dismissed the land claim of the unrecognized Seaconke Wampanoag Tribe.
U.S. District Court Judge William Smith said that the 1978 federal law that settled the Narragansett Tribe's land claim also extinguished all other Indian claims in the state.
Would write something about how it's all well and good contemporary 'Mercan society continually risks breaking its metaphorical arm patting itself on the back for being so much more tolerant than in the distant -- and not-so-distant -- past, while not actually, you know, rectifying the shitty things done in those less tolerant days.
But, again, negative. And, again, working.