Assimilation of Native Americans is a significant issue in the history of United States. It describes how the Federal government and land hungry whites tried to assimilate the Native Americans to the mainstream of American life. Look into the course of assimilation and its outcomes. The Dawes Act of 1877 was passed to reform and civilize the natives. The end outcome was that land hungry whites took away millions of acres of lands belonged to the Native Indians. The future of Native Americans looked bleak and they became helpless.