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Indian Tribes Associated With This Agency

Creek

History

An agent for the Creek Indians was appointed as early as 1792 and was permanently established by 1800. For a time, his responsibilities included all the Indians south of the Ohio River and east of the Mississippi River. The Creek Agency in the eastern part of the United States was located principally east of the Flint River near Knoxville, Georgia. At least one agent operated out of Mardisville, Alabama.

At the end of 1832, the Creek Agency was reduced to a subagency and was abolished in 1836. Any remaining duties of the subagent for the Creek Indians in the east were then delegated to military officers in the area[1][2].

Agents and Appointment Date

East

James Seagrove 1792, Benjamin Hawkins 1796, David B. Mitchell 1816, John Crowell 1821, and Leonard Tarrant 1833[3]

West

David Brearly 1826, John Campbell 1829, Luther Blake 1830, John Campbell 1830, Robert A. McCabe 1834, Wharton Rector 1835, Francis Audrain 1836, John W. A. Sandford 1837, James Logan 1838, James L. Dawson 1842, James Logan 1844, Philip H. Raiford 1849, William H. Garrett 1853, George A. Cutler 1861, James W. Dunn 1865, Capt. F.A. Field 1869, Francis S. Lyon 1871, and Edward R. Roberts [4]

Records

Letters received by the Office of Indian Affairs from the Creek Agency in the east, 1824-1836, have been microfilmed by the National Archives as part of their Microcopy Number M234, Rolls 219-225[5]. Copies are available at the National Archives and at the Family History Library and its family history centers (their microfilm roll numbers 1660949-1660955).

Some correspondence for the Creek Agency, 1794-1818, is housed in the National Archives in Washington, DC[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. 52-53.
  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. 156.
  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. 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
  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 234, p. 8
  6. 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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