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Indian Tribes Associated With This Agency

Molala, Clackamas, Yamel, Kalapuya, Umpqua, Shasta, Rogue River, Crow Creek, Lakmit, Santiam, Tumwater Umqua, and Wapata

History

The Grand Ronde Agency was established in 1856, when the agent was moved from the Rogue River Agency to Grand Ronde. It had charge of a number the remnants of various bands, mainly from the Willamette and Rogue River Valleys.

From 1909 to 1938, the Grand Ronde Agency was consolidated with the Salem or Chemawa School, which operated as an agency during that time. In 1938, the Grand Ronde-Siletz Agency was established, thus relieving the school of its agency duties. The consolidated agency was terminated in 1956[1].

See also Siletz and Salem Agencies

Records

Most of the records for the Grand Ronde Agency appear to have been carried down as separate records when its duties were carried out by the Salem School. When the Grand Ronde-Siletz Agency was established, again the records appear to have gone into the holdings of the new agency and are among the records of that consolidated agency now housed in the Pacific Alaska Regional Archives of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) in Seattle[2]. Among these records are:

  • School attendance records, 1892-1901
  • Allotment records, 1887-1894

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 Grand Ronde Agency, 1880-1899, are on rolls 17-18 of that Microcopy set[3]. 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 1617690-1617691).

Annual Indian Census Rolls were taken at this agency for 1885-1892, and 1894-1914. These rolls have been microfilmed by the National Archives as part of their Microcopy Number M595, roll 169[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 number 576858). These census rolls are also available online at Ancestry.com's subscription web site.

The 1900 federal census included population schedules for the Grande Ronde Indian Reservation. The census includes the non-Indian employees of the Grande Ronde Agency, as well as many pages of Indian Population Schedules for the native population of the Reservation. They are recorded as District 182, Grande Ronde Indian Reservation, in Polk County, Oregon, and in District 182, Grande Ronde Indian Reservation, in Yamhill County, Oregon.

Grand Ronde Siletz Agency

School Records.  FHL film: 1025311-1025312

Miscellaneous records 1881-1952.  FHL film: 1025314-1025315

Probate Heirship, Allotment Records 1887-1930.  FHL film: 1025306-1025308

Census Records, 1885-`1892, 1894-1914. FHL film: 576858

Census 1932-1945, 1950.  FHL film: 1025313

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. 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 M1070, p. 48.
  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.
  • 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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