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Indian Tribes Associated With This Agency

Southern Cheyenne, Arapaho of Oklahoma
Arapaho and Cheyenne men, 1895.

History

The Cheyenne and Arapaho Agency was established in 1874 and was the successor to the Upper Arkansas Agency[1]. It was divided in 1902 and from it the Cheyenne and Arapaho Agency, the Seger Agency, and the Cantonement Agency were created. In 1917, the Red Moon Agency was separated from the Seger Agency.  The former Seger Agency was closed, 31 March 1927, and attached to the Cheyenne and Arapahoe Agency, 20 October 1927. At that time, the agencies which had been divided off the Cheyenne and Arapaho Agency all were reunited under the original name[2].

The name of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Agency was changed in 1963 to the Concho Agency.

Records

Many of the records of this agency are in the holdings of the National Archives Southwest Region (Ft. Worth) and the Oklahoma Historical Society in Oklahoma City[3]. Some of the records of greater value to family historians and genealogists in the Fort Worth Archives are:

  • Allotment records, 1893-1911
  • Census records, 1897-1943
  • Birth records, 1901-1902
  • Marriage records, 1902-1913

Among the records of the agency, in Oklahoma City, are:

  • Census rolls, 1869-1927
  • School records, 1871-1937
  • Miscellaneous records, 1869-1933

Letters received from the Cheyenne and Arapaho Agency, 1875-1880, are included among Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs from the Idaho Superintendency, filmed by the National Archives as their Microcopy M234, Rolls 119-126[4]. This set of records is also available at the Family History Library and its family history centers (their microfilm number 1660849-1660856).

Reports of Inspection of the Field Jurisdictions of the Office of Indian Affairs, 1873-1900 have been microfilmed by the National Archives as part of Microcopy Number M1070. The reports for Cheyenne and Arapaho Agency, 1878-1900, are on rolls 3-4 of that Microcopy set[5]. Copies are available at the National Archives, their Regional Archives, and at the Family History Library and its family history centers (their microfilm roll numbers 1617676-1617677).

Microfilm copies of ...Narrative and Statistical Reports... for the Cheyenne and Arapaho Agency, 1907-1935, are included in National Archives Microcopy M1011, Rolls 14-15[6], available in the National Archives system and in the collections of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, beginning with their microfilm numbers 1724232-1724233.

Annual Indian Census Rolls were taken at this agency for 1887-1888, and 1891-1939. These rolls have been microfilmed by the National Archives as part of their Microcopy Number M595, rolls 27 thru 32[7]. 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 573873-573877 and 574191). These census rolls are also available online at Ancestry.com's subscription web site.

References

  1. Hill, Edward E. The Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1880: Historical Sketches. New York, New York: Clearwater Publishing Company, Inc., 1974, p. 36.
  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. 154-155.
  3. Guide to Federal Records, Records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Record Group 75. Available online.
  4. American Indians: A Select Catalog of National Archives Microfilm Publications. Washington DC: National Archives Trust Fund Board, National Archives and Records Administration, 1998, Microcopy M234, p. 8.
  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 M1070, p. 48.
  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.
  7. 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.
  • 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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