In 1807, he was named agent for Indian affairs.
The second pillar of the local economy has been Indian affairs.
The superintendent of Indian affairs would serve as the council's chief executive.
He was a storekeeper and local agent for Indian affairs.
"I think in the last 100 years, he's been the most important person in Indian affairs, period."
Komerath continues to take an active interest in Indian affairs.
Congressmen with other interests took direction from him in relation to Indian affairs.
He was chairman of the select committee on Indian affairs from 1983 to 1987.
Opposition party leaders said appropriations for Indian affairs, which now total $9.75 billion a year from all levels of government, should be cut, not increased.
Indian affairs have not been the federal priority they need to be.