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Indian Tribes Associated With This Agency

History

The Carson Valley Agency was established in 1858 under the Utah Superintendency. Its primary responsibility was for the Paiute and Washo Indians in what became Western Nevada. Carson Valley Agency was transferred to the Nevada Superintendency in 1861, when Nevada became a separate territory.[1] It continued as an agency, part of the time under the name of the Nevada Agency.[2] In 1925, the Reno Agency (which had assumed jurisdiction over the Pyramid Lake Agency and Digger Agency in 1921) and the Carson School, were consolidated to form the new Carson Agency.[3] This office currently operates under the name of the Western Nevada Agency.

Records

Some of the administrative files from the Carson Agency, 1912-1953, have been transferred to the Pacific Regional Archives of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) in San Francisco.[4]

Annual Indian Census Rolls were taken at this agency for 1909 and 1925-1939. These rolls have been microfilmed by the National Archives as part of their Microcopy Number M595, rolls 18 thru 21.[5] Copies of these records are also available at the National Archives, their Regional Archives, and at the Family History Library and its family history centers (their microfilm numbers 573864-573867). These census rolls are also available online at Ancestry.com's subscription web site.

Microfilm copies of ...Narrative and Statistical Reports... for the Carson Valley Agency and School, 1910-1935, are included in National Archives Microcopy M1011, Rolls 9-11[6], available in the National Archives system and in the collections of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City (their film numbers 1724227-1724229).

References

  1. Hill, Edward E. The Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1880: Historical Sketches. New York, New York: Clearwater Publishing Company, Inc., 1974, pp. 108-109.
  2. Hill, Edward E. (comp.). Guide to Records in the National Archives of the United States Relating to American Indians. Washington DC: National Archives and Records Service, General Services Administration, 1981, p. 171.
  3. Guide to Archival Holdings at NARA's Pacific Region (San Francisco) -- Record Group 75. Available online.
  4. Guide to Archival Holdings at NARA's Pacific Region (San Francisco) -- Record Group 75. Available online.
  5. American Indians: A Select Catalog of National Archives Microfilm Publications. Washington DC: National Archives Trust Fund Board, National Archives and Records Administration, 1998, Microcopy M595, p. 51.
  6. American Indians: A Select Catalog of National Archives Microfilm Publications. Washington DC: National Archives Trust Fund Board, National Archives and Records Administration, 1998, Microcopy M1011, p. 27.
  • American Indians: A Select Catalog of National Archives Microfilm Publications. Washington DC: National Archives Trust Fund Board, National Archives and Records Administration, 1998.
  • Hill, Edward E. (comp.). Guide to Records in the National Archives of the United States Relating to American Indians. Washington DC: National Archives and Records Service, General Services Administration, 1981.
  • Hill, Edward E. The Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1880: Historical Sketches. New York, New York: Clearwater Publishing Company, Inc., 1974.
  • Historical Sketches for Jurisdictional and Subject Headings Used for the Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1880. National Archives Microcopy T1105.
  • Preliminary Inventory No. 163: Records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Washington DC: National Archives and Records Services. Available online

 

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