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Indian Tribes Associated With This Agency

Menominee, Oneida, Stockbridge, and Munsee

History

The Keshena Agency was the successor to the Green Bay Agency which was established in 1815. The Green Bay Agency was renamed Keshena in 1909. A separate Oneida Agency existed from 1909 to 1919. The Keshena Agency was merged with the Menominee Indian Mills to form the Menominee Agency[1].

Agents and Appointment Dates

Records

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

  • Oneida census rolls, 1892-1934
  • Registers of Oneida births, deaths, and families, 1902-19218
  • Annuity pay rolls, 1909-1939
  • Records concerning determination of degree of blood and tribal roll for the Menominee, 1939-1941
  • And other administrative and financial records, 1910-1943

Annual Indian Census Rolls were taken at this agency for 1909 thru 1939. These rolls have been microfilmed by the National Archives as part of their Microcopy Number M595, rolls 200 thru 209.[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 numbers 576889-576898). These census rolls are also available online at Ancestry.com's subscription web site.

Microfilm copies of ...Narrative and Statistical Reports... for the Keshena Agency, 1910-1935, are included in National Archives Microcopy M1011, rolls 69-70[4], available in the National Archives system and in the collections of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City (their microfilm number 1724287-1724288).

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. 166.
  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, 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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