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Indian Tribes Associated With This Agency

Apache, Comanche, Kiowa, Caddo, Wichita, Delaware, Hainai, Iowa, Kaw, Kichai, Tawakoni, Waco, and the Alabama-Coushatti Indians of Texas.

History

The Kiowa Agency and the Wichita Agency were consolidated 1 September 1878 and became the Kiowa, Comanche, and Wichita Agency. It was still commonly called simply the Kiowa Agency and some of the records are filed under that name. The Agency headquarters for this agency was located at Anadarko, Oklahoma and became the forerunner to the Anadarko Agency[1][2].

Records

Some of the records of the Kiowa, Comanche and Wichita Agency are in the National Archives Southwest Region (Ft. Worth) and in the Oklahoma Historical Society in Oklahoma City[3]. Included among these records are:

In Fort Worth:

  • Estate and probate records, 1915-1948
  • Reports of births and deaths, 1917-1942
  • Tribal censuses, 1930-1934
  • Miscellaneous administrative records, abt. 1904-1950

In Oklahoma City:

  • Census rolls, 1879-1922
  • School records, 1870-1929
  • Various adminstrative records, 1854-1930

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 Kiowa, Comanche and Wichita Agency, 1883-1900, are on rolls 20-21 of that Microcopy set[4]. 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 1617693-1617694).

Annual Indian Census Rolls were taken at this agency for 1895-1906 and from 1909 thru 1939. These rolls have been microfilmed by the National Archives as part of their Microcopy Number M595, rolls 211 thru 223[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 numbers 576900-576912). These census rolls are also available online at Ancestry.com's subscription web site.

Microfilm copies of  ...Narrative and Statistical Reports... for the Kiowa, Comanche, and Wichita Agency, 1907-1935, are included in National Archives Microcopy M1011, Rolls 70-72[6], available in the National Archives system and in the collections of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, beginning with their microfilm numbers 1724288-1724290.

References

  1. Hill, Edward E. The Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1880: Historical Sketches. New York, New York: Clearwater Publishing Company, Inc., 1974, pp. 85-86.
  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, p. 148.
  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, Microcopy M1070, p. 48.
  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.
  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 M1011, 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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