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Indian Tribes Associated With This Agency

Kansa

History

The Kaw Agency was established in 1904 for the Kansa Indians. It was merged with the Ponca Agency in 1912, which in turn merged with the Pawnee Agency in 1919[1]. It continued to operate as a subagency under the Pawnee Agency.

Special Agent

Eugene E. White [2] FHL book 973 B4w v.29

Records

The majority of records of individuals were those created by the agencies. Some records may be available to tribal members through the tribal headquarters.They were (and are) the local office of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and were charged with maintaining records of the activities of those under their responsibility. Among these records are:

For a description of the various records, their content, and their availability, link to the pages for each type of record. Each individual agency also has a page describing its history and the location of their records. An alphabetical list of the agencies of the Bureau of Indian Affairs can be found below. They are also linked under the topic "American Indians" for each state. Pages for individual sub-agencies are listed alphabetically under the category of "American Indian Subagencies" and are linked under the topic of "American Indians" for each state where they existed.


Some records for the Kaw Agency and Subagency, 1897-1937, are in the National Archives Southwest Region (Ft. Worth), including some heirship records, 1910-1923, and in the Oklahoma Historical Society in Oklahoma City, including individual Indian files, 1908-1916[3].

Microfilm copies of ...Narrative and Statistical Reports... for the Kaw Agency, 1907-1912, are included in National Archives Microcopy M1011, Roll 68[4], available in the National Archives system and in the collections of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City (their microfilm number 1724286).

Annual Indian Census Rolls were taken at this agency for 1905 and 1909 thru 1911. These rolls have been microfilmed by the National Archives as part of their Microcopy Number M595, roll 199[5]. 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 576888). These census rolls are also available online at Ancestry.com's subscription web site.

Heirship Records

1908-1920 Kaw Estates FHL film 1249780 Item 12

Land Records

Kaw Indian Land Patent Records, 1903 FHL film 2031083

Vital Records

Vital statistics 1931-1951 FHL film 1249780

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. 174.
  2. Experiences of a Special Indian Agent. by E.E. White University of Oklahoma Press, Norman OK
  3. Guide to Federal Records, Records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Record Group 75. Available online.
  4. American Indians: A Select Catalog of National Archives Microfilm Publications. Washington DC: National Archives Trust Fund Board, National Archives and Records Administration, 1998, Micropcopy M1011, p. 27.
  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 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

 

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