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Bureau of Indian Affairs

Bureau of indian affairs

■ Introduction

The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), an agency within the Interior Department, was established as part of the War Department in 1824 and transferred to the Interior Department in 1849. In 1977, the office of the assistant secretary for Indian affairs was created in the Interior Department to centralize the federal government’s policy making and advocacy functions with respect to Native Americans. The bureau is directed by the assistant secretary of the interior for Indian affairs, who is appointed by the president and confirmed by the Senate.

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