Ex-BIA Chief An Indian Giver, Court Says


Neal McCaleb, retired head of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, broke federal law by deleting months of records relating to a class action suit against the Interior Department, says a court-appointed investigator. The six-year-old suit by 350,000 Indian landowners alleges that the government bilked native Americans to the tune of of $137 billion in oil, gas and timber royalties from Indian land since 1887. The Interior Department acknowledges the bilking but disputes the dollar amount.