The Indian Citizenship Act (also known as the Snyder) was passed in 1924, which granted full U.S. citizenship to the indigenous peoples including the Native American tribes. However, only a few tribes got the right to vote after the bill was passed, due to discriminatory state laws that used a variety of excuses to prevent members of tribes from fully exercising their rights.
The act was signed into law by President Calvin Coolidge on June 2, 1924. It was enacted partially in recognition of the thousands of Indians who served in the armed forces during World War I.
These historic photographs show the native Americans at the White House, with some of the leaders meeting with the American president, Calvin Coolidge, at the White House.