Indians getting more political

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American Indians, historically slow to engage in non-Indian policy and politics, are becoming politically engaged, voting in greater numbers, observers say. Tribal leaders say the change is significant given the historically troubled relationship Indians have had with state and federal governments, The Arizona Republic reported Sunday. Indians weren't recognized as citizens of the United States until 1924, and some states like Arizona continued to deny them voting rights for decades. It took a 1948 lawsuit to secure voting rights for Arizona's tribes, the newspaper said.