Indian Fighter


In his office in the Department of the Interior, stoop-shouldered, intense little John Collier shuffled through a neat stack of papers, stopped occasionally to stare at a corncob pipe in an empty water glass on his desk. In his baggy old long-sleeved green sweater, he looked like a country storekeeper closing out the week's accounts. Actually, he was closing out twelve years with the Government.

As U.S. Commissioner of Indian Affairs since 1933, John Collier has continued to be just what he was before he became a public official:...

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