Meriam Report: The Problem of Indian Administration (1928).

“In the spring of 1926, Dr. Hubert Work, Secretary of the Interior, initiated a series of informal conferences between representatives of the Department of the Interior and representatives of the Institute for Government Research regarding the possibility of having the Institute undertake an independent survey of Indian affairs, embracing particularly the educational, industrial, social, and medical activities maintained among the Indians, their property rights, and their general economic condition.”