Indian agent

noun

Definition of Indian agent

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

First Known Use of Indian agent

1766, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Indian agent was in 1766

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“Indian agent.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Indian%20agent. Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

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