Indian agent


: an official representative of the U.S. federal government to American Indian tribes especially on reservations

Examples of Indian agent in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And with Indian agents now accused of orchestrating the killing of a Sikh separatist on Canadian soil, Washington is facing new questions about Indian reliability. Damien Cave, New York Times, 17 Oct. 2023 Just this month, the world’s attention was urgently focused on the conduct of the Modi government, after Canada alleged that Indian agents may have assassinated a prominent Sikh separatist on Canadian soil, again raising questions about the efforts of Western countries to draw closer to New Delhi. Gerry Shih, Washington Post, 27 Sep. 2023 Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Monday that Ottawa had credible intelligence linking Indian agents to the murder of Sikh separatist leader Hardeep Singh Nijjar, prompting an angry reaction from New Delhi, which denies the allegation. Reuters, NBC News, 23 Sep. 2023 India has suspended visa applications by Canadian nationals, a sharp escalation in the diplomatic conflict that has followed Canada’s claim that Indian agents were behind an assassination in June on Canadian soil. Yan Zhuang, New York Times, 21 Sep. 2023 The diplomatic clash began Monday when Trudeau, in an urgent address to Parliament, said Canadian security agencies had credible evidence that Indian agents were linked to the fatal shooting of Nijjar in British Columbia. Mujib Mashal,, 19 Sep. 2023 The letter is written by the former Tulalip Indian agent and Catholic missionary Eugene Casimir Chirouse. Brandi Morin, Rolling Stone, 23 Apr. 2023 In 1886, the government hired a bankrupt 52-year-old from New York, L.F. Spencer, as an Indian agent. Kathleen Sharp For Propublica, Anchorage Daily News, 26 Apr. 2023 Why does Lord John think Jamie resigned as Indian agent? Maureen Lee Lenker,, 4 Apr. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1766, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Indian agent was in 1766

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“Indian agent.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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