Bureau of Indian Affairs

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The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) was formed in 1824 to deal with Native Americans inside the United States. The BIA manages land and natural resources for Native Americans.[1] It is responsible for the U.S. government's relationship with Native American tribes.[2] Sometimes, it helps with infrastructure and law enforcement.[1]

In the past, the BIA operated schools on Indian reservations.[3][4] Now, the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) provides money for schools.[4] Some of them are operated by the BIE and others are operated by the tribes themselves.[4]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 "What We Do". IndianAffairs.gov. US Department of the Interior: Indian Affairs. http://www.bia.gov/WhatWeDo/index.htm. Retrieved 30 June 2016.
  2. "Frequently Asked Questions". IndianAffairs.gov. US Department of the Interior: Indian Affairs. http://www.bia.gov/FAQs/index.htm. Retrieved 30 June 2016.
  3. Bollens, John C. "Indian Affairs, Bureau of". In The World Book Encyclopedia. Chicago, IL: Field Enterprises Educational Corporation. 1963.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 "The Bureau Of Indian Education (BIE)". IndianAffairs.gov. US Department of the Interior: Indian Affairs. http://www.bia.gov/WhatWeDo/ServiceOverview/IndianEducation/index.htm. Retrieved 16 September 2016.