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Indian Tribes Associated With This Agency

Cherokee

History

The Chereokee Agency was established as early as 1792. By 1801, the agency as permanently located at what is now Kingston, Tennessee (then called South West Point). From 1807 to 1820, it was located at Hiwassee Garrison at the mouth of the Hiwassee. After 1820, it was moved farther up the river opposite Calhoun, Tennessee. The Cherokee Agency in the East was discontinued as a regular agency of 31 December 1834. A superintendent of emigration was appointed and was given the duties of agent, as well as overseeing the removal of the Cherokees to Arkansas. Although many of the Cherokees were removed, many continued to reside in the east and eventually an agency was established in North Carolina for those remaining. [1][2]

Records

Letters received by the Office of Indian Affairs from the Cherokee Agency, 1824-1836, have been microfilmed by the National Archives as part of their Microcopy Number M234, Rolls 71-76. Copies are available at the National Archives and at the Family History Library and its family history centers (their microfilm roll numbers 1660801-1660806). Correspondence from this agency was filed by the Office of Indian Affairs under the heading "Cherokee [East]." That heading was used until 1837, even though the agency was abolished in 1834, and correspondence regarding the Cherokees in the east continued to be filed under this heading by the Office of Indian Affairs until 1839.[3][4]

Some administrative records for the Cherokee Agency (East), located in Tennessee, are in the National Archives in Washington, DC and have been inventoried by them.[5]. These records have been microfilmed by the National Archives as their Microcopy M208, and are available for research at most of their regional archives.[6]

References

  1. Hill, Edward E. The Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1880: Historical Sketches. New York, New York: Clearwater Publishing Company, Inc., 1974, p. 32-35.
  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, pp. 151-152.
  3. American Indians: A Select Catalog of National Archives Microfilm Publications. Washington DC: National Archives Trust Fund Board, National Archives and Records Administration, 1998, Microcopy 234, p. 8.
  4. Hill, Edward E. The Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1880: Historical Sketches. New York, New York: Clearwater Publishing Company, Inc., 1974, p. 32-35.
  5. Preliminary Inventory No. 163: Records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Washington DC: National Archives and Records Services, Entry no. 301. Available online
  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 M208, p. 37.
  • 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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