The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) was formed in 1824 to deal with
Native Americans inside the
United States. The BIA manages land and
natural resources for Native Americans.
 It is responsible for the U.S. government's relationship with Native American
 Sometimes, it helps with
In the past, the BIA operated schools on
 Now, the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) provides money for schools.
 Some of the schools are operated by the BIE and others are operated by the tribes themselves.