Bureau of Indian Affairs by Donald L. Fixico
(Landmarks of the American Mosaic)

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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.

About Donald L. Fixico

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Fixico is director of the Indigenous Nations Studies Program and professor of history at the University of Kansas.
Published January 16, 2012 by Greenwood. 265 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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