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Explorations in Sights and Sounds
John Collier became Indian Commissioner during the New Deal Administration of Franklin Roosevelt. For more than a decade Collier had been a severe critic of the Indian Bureau; his appointment marked a significant break with past governmental attitudes which had been implemented under the General Allotment Act of 1887, and had resulted in immense land transfers to non-Indian ownership.
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