Creation of Department of the Interior

The Department of the Interior was created with the goal of overseeing the growth and evolution of the Northwest Territories, including dealing with land surveys, mining, and Indian affairs.

One minister was put in charge of resource development, constitutional change in the Northwest, and Indian Affairs, putting significant influence and control in the hands of the Minister of the Interior.
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Indian Affairs Becomes Branch of Department of the Interior