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Indian Tribes Associated With This Agency

Winnebago, Arpin Band of Potawatomi

History

The grand Rapids Agency was separated from Tomah Agency, 1 January 1916, and established as an independent agency. It was consolidated with the Laona Agency, 10 August 1917, but became a separate jurisdiction again, 17 April 1918. The Grand Rapids Agency was discontinued and those under its jurisdiction were transferred to Tomah Agency, 1 May 1927[1].

Agents and Appointment Date

Records

Some records for the Grand Rapids Agency are in the Great Lakes Regional Archives of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) in Chicago[2], including:

  • Annuity rolls, 1900-1902
  • Allotment and estate records, n.d.
  • And some general correspondence, 1913-1926

Microfilm copies of ...Narrative and Statistical Reports... for the Grand Rapids Agency, 1916-1926, are included in National Archives Microcopy M1011, roll 58[3], available in the National Archives system and in the collections of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City (their microfilm number 1724276).

Annual Indian Census Rolls were taken at this agency for 1916-1917 and 1919 thru 1926. These rolls have been microfilmed by the National Archives as part of their Microcopy Number M595, roll 168[4]. 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 roll number 576857). These census rolls are also available online at Ancestry.com's subscription web site.

References

  1. American Indians: A Select Catalog of National Archives Microfilm Publications. Washington DC: National Archives Trust Fund Board, National Archives and Records Administration, 1998, p. 161.
  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 M1011, p. 27.
  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 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.
  • Marquette University. Guide to Catholic-Related Records in the Midwest about Native Americans.
  • 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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