Indian agent
noun Date: 1807 an official representative of the United States federal government to American Indian tribes especially on reservations

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • John Johnston (Indian Agent) — John Johnston was an Indian agent in the United States Northwest Territory. He was born in 1775 in Ireland. His father was Scottish and his mother was a Huguenot. The family emmigrated to Pennsylvania in 1786.Johnston s career with Native… …   Wikipedia

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