Breet Lee

The Enclosure Acts of the seventeenth century were responsible for the formation of the emancipation policy. The enclosures were laws that were implemented after the enclosure of the British West India Company’s Indian plantations. The Enclosure Acts prohibited the Native Americans from residing on their own lands. The aim was to drive the Native Americans into the American territory. In order to make life difficult for them, they had to be removed from their lands and sent to “four corners” across the United States Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, Mississippi and Louisiana.