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France handicapped its colonial venture by transporting to the New World a
modified feudal system of land tenure that discouraged permanent settlement.
Throughout the period of French occupation, emphasis was on trade rather than
Radical The most radical undertaking of the new legislative pol- land icy was the
Dawes General Allotment Act of 1887. By allotment that time the Indian tribes had
been moved out of the legislation mainstreams of traffic and were settled on ...
The vast ice sheets of East Antarctica reach heights of 1 1,500 feet or more in two
main centres: one at about 80° S in western Wilkes Land, the other in a belt
stretching southeastward from about 75° S in central Queen Maud Land. Without
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