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Indian Tribes Associated With This Agency

Digger and other

History

The Greenville Agency was established in 1890 as an Indian school. It was purchased by the Government in 1897 and made an agency. It had jurisdiction over American Indians in Butte, Plumas, Sierra, and Yuba Counties, California. In 1918, all but Plumas County were transferred to the Reno Agency.

With the abolishment of the Roseburg Agency in 1918, the Indians in the Umpqua Valley in southern Oregon, and those living near Susanville and Redding, California, were added to the Greenville jurisdiction. In 1923, Greenville became a subagency of the Sacramento Agency.[1][2]

Records

A few records of the Greenville Agency and School are in the Pacific Regional Archives of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) in San Francisco[3][4], including:

  • Student registers, 1897-1906
  • Census records, 1903-1923
  • Individual student records, 1909-1923
  • Allotment records, 1910
  • And a variety of other administrative files, 1894-1923.

Microfilm copies of ...Narrative and Statistical Reports... for the Greenville Agency and School, 1907-1923, are included in National Archives Microcopy M1011, Rolls 58-59[5], available in the National Archives system and in the collections of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City (their film numbers 1724276-1724277).

Annual Indian Census Rolls were taken at this agency for 1916 thru 1923. These rolls have been microfilmed by the National Archives as part of their Microcopy Number M595, roll 175.[6] 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 576864). These census rolls are also available online at Ancestry.com's subscription web site.

Census Records, 1916-1923. FHL film: 576864

School Records, 1897-1911, 1915. FHL film: 976964

References

  1. Guide to Archival Holdings at NARA's Pacific Region (San Francisco) -- Record Group 75. Available online.
  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, pp. 150, 179-180.
  3. Guide to Federal Records, Records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Record Group 75. Available online.
  4. Guide to Archival Holdings at NARA's Pacific Region (San Francisco) -- Record Group 75. Available online.
  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 M1011, p. 27.
  6. 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
  • 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

 

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