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What does COIA stand for?

COIA stands for Commissioner of Indian Affairs

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Hosmer explains that Indian policy during the Truman era transitioned from the "New Deal" to termination--from the well-intentioned, if misguided, polices of John Collier, the Roosevelt administration's commissioner of Indian affairs, to an approach that "represented a return to policies that promoted assimilation and constituted a thorough repudiation of Collierism" (p.
Because of the reputation of the Indian boarding schools as being institutions dedicated to the eradication of Native American culture, readers may be surprised to find Fortunate Eagle's recollections as relatively positive, particularly concerning Commissioner of Indian Affairs John Collier's 1934 reforms supporting Indian language and culture, which Fortunate Eagle judges to have been a success, based on his personal memories of Pipestone.
In 1946, the Commissioner of Indian Affairs assigned a team of researchers to go from village to village to interview old and young alike to discover who owned and used the lands and waters and under what rules.