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Indian Tribes Associated With This Agency

Potawatomi, Rice Lake Band of Chippewa (mostly residing in Forest and Langlade Counties, Wisconsin)

History

The Laona Agency was the successor to the Carter Agency which had been established in 1911 at Carter, Wisconsin. When that agency was moved to Laona, Wisconsin in 1916, it thereafter was known as the Laona Agency. The Laona Agency was consolidated with the Lac du Flambeau Agency, 16 May 1927, but continued to operate as a subagency for some years thereafter[1].

Records

Copies of some records for the Laona Agency are in the Great Lakes Regional Archives of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) in Chicago[2], with records of the Carter Agency, including:

  • Potawatomi census rolls, 1911-1933
  • Patient health records, 1914-1932
  • Records of births and deaths, 1924-1926
  • Other administrative and financial records, 1910-1932

Microfilm copies of ...Narrative and Statistical Reports... for the Laona Agency, 1916-1927, are included in National Archives Microcopy M1011, roll 77[3], available in the National Archives system and in the collections of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City (their microfilm number 1724295).

Annual Indian Census Rolls were taken at this agency for 1916 thru 1927. These rolls have been microfilmed by the National Archives as part of their Microcopy Number M595, Roll 233[4]. 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 576922). These census rolls are also available online at Ancestry.com's subscription web site.

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. 151.
  2. Guide to Archival Holdings, Great Lakes Regional Archives of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) in Chicago, Record Group 75, Records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
  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 M1011, p. 27.
  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 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
  • "Accompanying Pamphlet for Microcopy 1011", National Archives Microfilm Publications, Appendix.

 

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