Bureau of Indian Affairs
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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ONE The Office of Indian Affairs 18241849
TWO The BIA in the Department of the Interior and Grants Peace Policy
THREE The Reform Years and the Indian Problem
FOUR Federal Boarding Schools and Indian Education
FIVE Indian Land Allotment and US Citizenship
SIX John Collier and the Indian New Deal of Tribal Reorganization
SEVEN Dillon S Myer Termination and Relocation
EIGHT Indian SelfDetermination and Government to Government