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U.S. Department of the Interior

A department in the United States charged with overseeing national parks and most other land owned by the federal government. It is also responsible for conserving wildlife and managing U.S. relations with Native Americans. It was established in 1849.
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Department of the Interior (DOI)

A department of the federal government, established in 1849 to take charge of the country's internal affairs.Lightheartedly referred to as the “department of everything else” at one time, it was originally responsible for all affairs not handled by the Department of Foreign Affairs (now the State Department), Treasury Department, and War (now Defense) Department. Today, it is responsible for Indian affairs, national parks, wildlife management, and surface mining, to name a few areas. More information is available at its Web site,, which includes Webcams for several national parks and the city of Washington,D.C.

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