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1947: Office of Indian Affairs upgraded to bureau

The Office of Indian Affairs is upgraded to a governmental bureau, and renamed the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA). As a bureau within the U.S. Department of the Interior, the BIA has more authority and more resources to meet the needs of American Indians and reservations.

Theme
Federal-Tribal Relations
Region
Arctic, California, Great Basin, Great Plains, Northeast, Northwest Coast, Plateau, Southeast, Southwest, Subarctic