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Indian Tribes Associated With This Agency

Hopi, Navajo

History

The Moqui Pueblo Agency was established in 1869 at Fort Wingate, Arizona. In 1871, it was moved to Fort Defiance and in 1874 to the Moqui (Hopi) Reservation. There was no agent assigned to the agency for the years 1875 and 1876 and the business of the agency was handled by the Navajo agent. From 1883 to 1899 it was consolidated with the Navajo Agency. It once again became independent in 1899 and has remained so since then. It was renamed the Hopi Agency, 1 July 1923[1][2].

Agents and Appointment Dates

Captain A. D. Palmer (special) August 20, 1869, William D. Crothers (special)October 22,1870 and as agent again July 23, 1972, William S. Defrees June 18, 1873, William B. Truzx March 19, 1875, Alexander G. Irvine (acting) October 24, 1876, William R. Mateer December 3, 1877, Edward S. Merritt (acting) November 2, 1879,Galen Eastman (acting) November 21, 1879, Milo A. Boynton February 2, 1880 appointed but did not serve, Captain F. T. Bennett (acting) July 1, 1880, John H. Sullivan June 25, 1880 [3]

Records

A few records of the early Moqui Pueblo Agency administrative records are in the Pacific Regional Archives of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) in Los Angeles [4].

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 Moqui Pueblo Agency, 1887-1897, are on roll 27 of that Microcopy set [5]. Copies are available at the National Archives, their Regional Archives, and at the Family History Library and its family history centers (their microfilm roll number 1617700).

Annual Indian Census Rolls were taken at this agency for 1906, 1908-1916 and 1918-1923. These rolls have been microfilmed by the National Archives as part of their Microcopy Number M595, rolls 268 thru 271[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 numbers 579678 - 579681). These census rolls are also available online at Ancestry.com subscription web site.

Microfilm copies of ...Narrative and Statistical Reports... for the Colorado River Agency, 1907-1923, are included in National Archives Microcopy M1011, roll 88[7], available in the National Archives system and in the collections of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City (their microfilm number 1724306).

References

  1. Hill, Edward E. The Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1880: Historical Sketches. New York, New York: Clearwater Publishing Company, Inc., 1974, p. 12.
  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. 163, 168.
  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. Guide to Federal Records, Records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Record Group 75. Available online.
  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 M1070, p. 48.
  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 M595, p. 51.
  7. 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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