INDIANS: Ruffled Feathers

For five years, despite overwhelming problems and violent criticism, the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs has been trying resolutely to "get out of the Indian business." Its twofold program: 1) a slow process of withdrawal of federal services to the Indians as tribes become self-dependent, and 2) relocating willing Indian families in the cities. In a measure, the bureau has succeeded; three tribes are now independent, and about 20,000 Indians have been moved off reservations into cities and towns. Last week in Claremore, Okla., the home of the late Will Rogers (who...

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