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Indian Reorganization Act (Indian New Deal)

Updated 2020-06-11
  • John Collier

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    After advocating for Indian rights in New Mexico, John Collier was appointed commissioner of the Bureau of Indian Affairs in 1933. He conceived of the Indian Reorganization Act as a way to restore health and self-determination to the nation's Indian tribes.
    John Collier
  • Buckskin Charley

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    The Southern Ute leader Buckskin Charley encouraged his fellow tribal members to accept the Indian Reorganization Act, under which the tribe would create a new constitution.
    Buckskin Charley
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