Indian agent

  1. an official representing the U.S. government in dealing with an Indian tribe or tribes.

Origin of Indian agent

First recorded in 1705–15

Words Nearby Indian agent Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use Indian agent in a sentence

  • Colonel Carson sends them away with what he can spare and has written to the Indian agent for rations for the nearby tribes.

    Old Fort Garland | James T. Forrest
  • Indians not happy with rations issued by Indian agent at Conejos.

    Old Fort Garland | James T. Forrest
  • And now into the varied kaleidoscope of my army life stepped the Indian agent.

    Vanished Arizona | Martha Summerhayes
  • But it was the police officer who controlled the situation, and the headstrong, intolerant Indian agent who was obeying.

    The Heart of Unaga | Ridgwell Cullum
  • Many others spoke, particularly requesting the Indian agent to do what he could to quiet the rage of the French traders.

    The Story of My Life | Egerton Ryerson

British Dictionary definitions for Indian agent

Indian agent

  1. an official who represents the US or Canadian government to a group of North American Indians

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