Kickapoo Indian Agency (Kansas)Edit This Page

From FamilySearch Wiki

United States Gotoarrow.png American Indian Research Gotoarrow.png Indians of Kansas Gotoarrow.png Kickapoo Indian Agency (Kansas)

 

Contents

Indian Tribes Associated With This Agency

Kickapoo, a few Potawatomi

History

The Kickapoo Agency was forst established in 1855 for the Kickapoo Indians of Kansas and a few Potawatomi who had been assigned to the Great Nemaha Agency since 1851. Before 1873, the agency headquarters alternated between Kennekuk and Muscotah in northeastern Kansas. In 1873, it was moved farther wast to Netawaka. In 1874, the Kickapoo Agency was consolidated with the Potawatomi Agency[1].

In 1903, the Potawatomi and Great Nemaha Agency was divided, the Kickapoo Agency was again established for the Kickapoo, the Sauk and Fox, and the Iowa tribes. It was recombined with the Potawatomi Agency in 1919 and called the Kickapoo Agency, but in 1921, the name was changed to the Potawatomi Agency and the Kickapoo Agency name was discontinued[2].

Agents and Appointment Dates

Royal Baldwin April 21, 1855, William P. Badger June 3, 1858, Charles B. Keith July 16, 1861, Abram Bennett May 7, 1864, Franklin G. Adams March 16, 1865, John D. Miles June 22, 1869, and B.H. Miles January 3, 1873 [3]

Records

Letters received by the Office of Indian Affairs from the Kickapoo Agency, 1855-1876, have been microfilmed by the National Archives as part of their Microcopy Number M234, Rolls 371-374[4]. Copies are available at the National Archives and at the Family History Library and its family history centers (their microfilm roll numbers 1661101 thru 1661104).

Microfilm copies of ...Narrative and Statistical Reports... for the Kickapoo Agency, 1907-1920, are included in National Archives Microcopy M1011, Roll 70[5], available in the National Archives system and in the collections of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, beginning with their microfilm number 1724288.

Annual Indian Census Rolls were taken at this agency for 1903 thru 1920. These rolls have been microfilmed by the National Archives as part of their Microcopy Number M595, roll 210.[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 576899). These census rolls are also available online at Ancestry.com's subscription web site.

References

  1. Hill, Edward E. The Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1880: Historical Sketches. New York, New York: Clearwater Publishing Company, Inc., 1974, pp. 84-85.
  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. 176-177.
  3. The Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1880: Historical Sketches. By Edward E. Hill. Clearwater Publishing Co., New York, NY ©1974. FHL Book 970.1 H551o
  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 M234, p. 8.
  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 1011, 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

 

Need additional research help? Contact our research help specialists.

Need wiki, indexing, or website help? Contact our product teams.


Did you find this article helpful?

You're invited to explain your rating on the discussion page (you must be signed in).

  • This page was last modified on 7 January 2013, at 17:12.
  • This page has been accessed 1,227 times.