MISSION INDIAN FEDERATION POSTER
The Mission Indian Federation (MIF) was Southern California's most popular and long-lived grass-roots political organization.
Between 1919 and 1965, its membership took on some of the most difficult political and legal questions of the 20th century.
The MIF asserted rights to internal sovereignty and rejected the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) paternalism. The MIF's clashes with the U.S. federal government's BIA employees in the Mission Indian Agency (MIA) frequently had its members in court, but occasionally confrontations turned violent...MORE.