Morrill Act

  • Ask Who Paid for America‚Äôs Universities

    by Tristan Ahtone and Robert Lee

    The Morrill Act created endowment funds from land that the U.S. Government took from Native Americans with little or no compensation. Addressing the problems of public universities must not exclude addressing the problems of Native communities.

  • Land-Grab Universities

    by Robert Lee and Tristan Ahtone

    Expropriated Indigenous land is the foundation of the land-grant university system.