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Commissioners and Assistant Secretaries

Commissioners of Indian Affairs

Heads of the Bureau of Indian Affairs===

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  • 1824–1830 Thomas L. McKenney
  • 1830–1831 Samuel S. Hamilton

In 1832 Congress established the position of Commissioner of Indian Affairs. In 1849 Indian Affairs was transferred to the U.S. Department of the Interior. In 1869, Ely Samuel Parker was the first Native American to be appointed as commissioner of Indian affairs.

Commissioners of Indian Affairs

  • 1832–1836 Elbert Herring
  • 1836–1838 Carey A. Harris
  • 1838–1845 Thomas Hartley Crawford
  • 1845–1849 William Medill
  • 1849–1850 Orlando Brown
  • 1850–1853 Luke Lea
  • 1853–1857 George Washington Manypenny
  • 1857–1858 James W. Denver
  • 1858–1858 Charles E. Mix
  • 1858–1859 James W. Denver
  • 1859–1861 Alfred B. Greenwood
  • 1861–1865 William P. Dole
  • 1865–1866 Dennis N. Cooley
  • 1866–1867 Lewis V. Bogy
  • 1867–1869 Nathaniel G Taylor
  • 1869–1871 Ely Samuel Parker
  • 1871–1872 Francis A. Walker
  • 1873–1875 Edward Parmelee Smith
  • 1875–1877 John Q. Smith
  • 1877–1880 Ezra A. Hayt
  • 1880–1881 Rowland E. Trowbridge
  • 1881–1885 Hiram Price
  • 1885–1888 John D. C. Atkins
  • 1888–1889 John H. Oberly
  • 1889–1893 Thomas Jefferson Morgan
  • 1893–1897 Daniel M. Browning
  • 1897–1904 William A. Jones
  • 1904–1909 Francis E. Leupp
  • 1909–1913 Robert G. Valentine
  • 1913–1921 Cato Sells
  • 1921–1929 Charles H. Burke
  • 1929–1933 Charles J. Rhoads
  • 1933–1945 John Collier
  • 1945–1948 William A. Brophy
  • 1948–1949 William R. Zimmerman (acting)
  • 1949–1950 John R. Nichols
  • 1950–1953 Dillon S. Myer
  • 1953–1961 Glenn L. Emmons
  • 1961 John O. Crow (acting)
  • 1961–1966 Philleo Nash
  • 1966–1969 Robert L. Bennett
  • 1969–1972 Louis R. Bruce
  • 1973–1976 Morris Thompson
  • 1976–1977 Dr. Benjamin Reifel

Assistant Secretaries of the Interior for Indian Affairs

  • 1977–1978 Forrest Gerard
  • 1979–1981 William E. Hallett
  • 1981–1984 Kenneth L. Smith
  • 1985–1989 Ross Swimmer
  • 1989–1993 Eddie Frank Brown
  • 1993–1997 Ada E. Deer
  • 1997–2001 Kevin Gover
  • 2001–2001 James H. McDivitt (acting)
  • 2001–2003 Neal A. McCaleb
  • 2003–2004 Aurene M. Martin (acting)
  • 2004–2005 Dave Anderson
  • 2005–2007 Jim Cason (acting)
  • 2007–2008 Carl J. Artman
  • 2008–2009 George T. Skibine (acting)
  • 2009–2012 Larry Echo Hawk
  • 2012-2012 Donald "Del" Laverdure (acting)
  • 2012–present Kevin K. Washburn