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Indian agent

noun
1.
an official representing the U.S. government in dealing with an Indian tribe or tribes.
Origin of Indian agent
1705-1715
1705-15
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  • Your uncle is Government Indian agent and sutler for the garrison and trader on his own account.

    The Shadow of Victory Myrtle Reed
  • Aunt Ri was busily at work on a rag carpet for the Indian agent's wife.

    Ramona Helen Hunt Jackson
  • But it was the police officer who controlled the situation, and the headstrong, intolerant Indian agent who was obeying.

    The Heart of Unaga Ridgwell Cullum
  • And now into the varied kaleidoscope of my army life stepped the Indian agent.

    Vanished Arizona Martha Summerhayes
  • The Indian agent and 148 Mr. Hargreaves had driven up in a buckboard.

    The Watchers of the Plains Ridgewell Cullum
  • Colonel Carson sends them away with what he can spare and has written to the Indian agent for rations for the nearby tribes.

    Old Fort Garland James T. Forrest
  • Many others spoke, particularly requesting the Indian agent to do what he could to quiet the rage of the French traders.

    The Story of My Life Egerton Ryerson
  • Indians not happy with rations issued by Indian agent at Conejos.

    Old Fort Garland James T. Forrest
British Dictionary definitions for Indian agent

Indian agent

noun
1.
an official who represents the US or Canadian government to a group of North American Indians
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