The federal government did not grant citizenship rights to all Native Americans until the Indian Citizenship Act of 1924. As a result, even though the 19th amendment to the US Constitution gave women the right to vote, this did not include any Native Americans. Discrepancies between federal and state control provided loopholes in the enforcement of the Native American Citizenship Act, including the rights of Indians to vote. Arizona and New Mexico were the last two states to allow them to vote, but this did not happen until 1948.

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