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Indian Tribes Associated With This Agency

Chickasaw

History

The Chickasaw Agency was established in 1800 and was responsible for only the Chickasaw in Mississippi, Alabama, and Tennessee. Prior to its creation, the Choctaw Agency has some responsibilities for the Chickasaw Indians.

By 1824, the agency was located on the headwaters of the Holky, a branch of the Tombigbee River in northeastern Mississippi. In 1825, a new agency headwaters was built on a site near Tiscumbia, Alabama. Bt 1837, the headquarters was at Pontotoc, Mississippi.

During the years 1837-1838, the Chickasaw Indians moved to Indian Territory and the Chickasaw Agency in the East was discontinued in 1839. During that same year, a Chickasaw Agency in Indian Territory was established[1][2].

Agents and Appointment Dates

Samuel Mitchell November 28, 1800, Thomas Wright May 27, 1806, James Neelly July 7, 1809, James Robertson June 4, 1812, William Cocke September 28, 1814, Henry Sherburne December 11, 1817, Robert C. Nicholas August 8, 1820, Benjamin F. Smith July 25, 1823, Benjamin Reynolds March 12, 1830 [3]

Records

Letters received by the Office of Indian Affairs from the Chickasaw Agency, 1824-1870, have been microfilmed by the National Archives as part of their Microcopy Number M234, Rolls 135-148.[4] Copies are available at the National Archives and at the Family History Library and its family history centers (their microfilm roll numbers 1660865-1660878).

A small amount of correspondence for this agency, 1812-1816,is housed at the National Archives in Washington,[5]

References

  1. Hill, Edward E. The Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1880: Historical Sketches. New York, New York: Clearwater Publishing Company, Inc., 1974, p. 40-41
  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. 153-154
  3. The Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1880: Historical Sketches. By Edward E. Hill. Clearwater Publishing Co., New York, NY ©1974. FHL Book 970.1 H551o
  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 234, p. 8
  5. Guide to Federal Records, Records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Record Group 75. Available online.
  • 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
  • "Accompanying Pamphlet for Microcopy 1011", National Archives Microfilm Publications, Appendix.

 

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