INDIAN AFFAIRS, COMMISSIONER OF
\ˈɪndi͡ən ɐfˈe͡əz], \ˈɪndiən ɐfˈeəz], \ˈɪ_n_d_iə_n ɐ_f_ˈeə_z]\
Definitions of INDIAN AFFAIRS, COMMISSIONER OF
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In 1832 Congress authorized the President to appoint a commissioner who, under the direction of the Secretary of War, should have general superintendence of all Indian affairs. These affairs had formerly been managed by War Department clerks. Since 1849 this commissioner has been under the direction of the Secretary of the Interior.
By John Franklin Jameson