Dillon Myer

(1891 - 1982)

Commissioner of Indian Affairs, 1948-1953

          The commandant of the Japanese internment camps during World War II, Myer was made Commissioner of Indian Affairs, from 1948-52, and joined forces with Senator Arthur Watkins, of Utah, to institute the policies of 'termination' and 'relocation,' both of which were thinly veiled attempts to dismantle the federal trust relationship with Indian tribes.  Click here for more on Dillon Myer