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.

Result
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.
Rural or Urban
both
Start Date
1873-07-01
Sub Event
Indian Affairs Becomes Branch of Department of the Interior
Community