George Washington Manypenny
George Washington Manypenny (1808-1892) was the Director of the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) of the United States from 1853-1857.
Manypenny was born in Uniontown, Pennsylvania. He moved to Ohio in 1830 where he would later be general manager of public works for 17 years and served as clerk of the circuit court based in Zanesville, Ohio. While head of the BIA he negotiated a treaty with the Chippewa of Michigan protecting more of their land in certain parts of the state from sale. From 1859 to 1862 he was editor of the Ohio Statesman. He held special appointments with regard to Native American relations under Presidents Grant and Hayes.
Manypenny also wrote several books related to the Native Americans and their situation.