Bureau of Indian Affairs

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ABC-CLIO, 2012 - History - 229 pages
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"Bureau of Indian Affairs" tells the fascinating and important story of an agency that currently oversees U.S. policies affecting over 584 recognized tribes, over 326 federally reserved lands, and over 5 million Native American residents.

Written by one of our foremost Native American scholars, this insider's view of the BIA looks at the policies and the personalities that shaped its history, and by extension, nearly two centuries of government-tribal relations. Coverage includes the agency's forerunners and founding, the years of relocation and outright war, the movement to encourage Indian urbanization and assimilation, and the civil rights era surge of Indian activism. A concluding chapter looks at the modern BIA and its role in everything from land allotments and Indian boarding schools to tribal self-government, mineral rights, and the rise of the Indian gaming industry.

 

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Contents

ONE The Office of Indian Affairs 18241849
1
TWO The BIA in the Department of the Interior and Grants Peace Policy
23
THREE The Reform Years and the Indian Problem
45
FOUR Federal Boarding Schools and Indian Education
69
FIVE Indian Land Allotment and US Citizenship
87
SIX John Collier and the Indian New Deal of Tribal Reorganization
107
SEVEN Dillon S Myer Termination and Relocation
125
EIGHT Indian SelfDetermination and Government to Government
145
Biographies of Key Figures
167
Primary Documents
181
Glossary
199
Annotated Bibliography
205
Appendix
215
Index
217
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Donald L. Fixico is distinguished foundation professor of history and affiliate faculty in American Indian Studies at Arizona State University, Tempe.

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