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Indian Tribes Associated With This Agency

Digger

History

A farmer-in-charge was assigned to the Digger Reservation near Jackson, California as early as 1899. From 1915-1920, this farmer-in-charge also had responsibilities for the Indians of the Tuolumne Reservation. The agency was discontinued and transferred to Reno Agency, 30 July 1921.[1]

Records

A few records of the Digger Agency are in the Pacific Regional Archives of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) in San Francisco[2], including the following:

  • Tribal census records, 1911-1920
  • School census records from both the Digger and Tuolumne Reservations, 1915-1917
  • Other administrative records, 1915-1920

Annual Indian Census Rolls were taken at this agency for 1899-1904 and 1915 thru 1920. These rolls have been microfilmed by the National Archives as part of their Microcopy Number M595, roll 27.[3] 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 number 575789). These census rolls are also available online at Ancestry.com's subscription web site.

Microfilm copies of ...Narrative and Statistical Reports... for the Digger Agency, 1907-1921, are included in National Archives Microcopy M1011, Roll 21[4], available in the National Archives system and in the collections of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, beginning with their film number 1724251.

References

  1. 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. 157.
  2. Guide to Federal Records, Records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Record Group 75. Available online.
  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 595, p. 51
  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 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
  • "Accompanying Pamphlet for Microcopy 1011", National Archives Microfilm Publications, Appendix.

 

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