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Also known as Christian Indians

Contents

Tribal Headquarters

History

Brief Timeline

Additional References to the History of the Tribe

Frederick Webb Hodge, in hisHandbook of American Indians North of Mexico, gave a more complete history of the Munsee tribe, with estimations of the population of the tribe at various time periods. Additional details are given in John Swanton's The Indian Tribes of North America.

Reservations

Records

A roll of Munsee Indians was taken on 3 September 1839 and is available online.

The names of the Stockbridge Indians who signed the Treaty of 5 February 1856, separating themselves from the Stockbridge Tribe and allying themselves with the Munsee tribe, is also available online.

Agency Records

Correspondence and Census

Tribe Agency Location of Original Records

Pre-1880 Correspondence

M234 RG 75 Rolls 962

Roll Number

FHL

Film

Number

Post-1885 Census

M595 RG 75 Rolls 693

Roll Number

FHL

Film

Number

Munsee Potawatomi Agency, 1851-1902 Washington D.C. and Fort Worth Rolls 678-95 - Rolls 392 FHL Films 580771-580774
Munsee, East Green Bay and Menoninee, 1865-1902 Chicago Rolls 325-36 - - FHL Films 576861-576863
Munsee, Kansas Ft. Leavenworth Agency, 1839-51 Washington D.C. Rolls 301-03 - - -
Munsee, Kansas Kansas Agency, 1851-55 Washington D.C. Roll 364 - - -
Munsee, Kansas Delaware Agency, 1855-59 Washington D.C. Rolls 274-75 - - -
Munsee, Kansas Sac and Fox Agency, 1859-69 Washington D.C. Rolls 734-38 - - FHL Films 581444-581449
Munsee, Kansas Ottawa Agency, 1863-64 Washington D.C. Roll 656 - - -
Munsee, Kansas Pottawatomi Agency, ca. 1876-80 Washington D.C. Rolls 692-95 - - -FHL Films 580771-580774

Treaties

  • 1792
  • 1794 December 2, at Oneida
  • 1805 with the Wyandot, Etc.
  • 1832 October 27, at Green Bay,
  • 1838 January 15, at Buffalo Creek, with the New York Indians
  • 1839 September 3, with the Stockbridge and Munsee
  • 1848 November 24, at Stockbridge
  • May 6, 1854, Munsee - Christian Delaware
  • 1856 February 5, with the Stockbridge and Munsee
  • 1859 with the Chippewa, Etc.,

Vital Records

Census suppliments:

  • Potawatomi 1918-1935 FHL film: 580774
  • Sac and Fox, Iowa, 1924-1932 FHL film: 581446

Important Web Sites

References


Bibliography

  • Guide to Federal Records in the National Archives; Record Group 75, Records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
  • Hodge, Frederick Webb. Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution, 1906 Available online.
  • Klein, Barry T., ed. Reference Encyclopedia of the American Indian. Nyack, New York: Todd Publications, 2009. 10th ed. WorldCat 317923332; FHL book 970.1 R259e.
  • Malinowski, Sharon and Sheets, Anna, eds. The Gale Encyclopedia of Native American Tribes. Detroit: Gale Publishing, 1998. 4 volumes. Includes: Lists of Federally Recognized Tribes for U.S., Alaska, and Canada – pp. 513-529 Alphabetical Listing of Tribes, with reference to volume and page in this series Map of “Historic Locations of U.S. Native Groups” Map of “Historic Locations of Canadian Native Groups” Map of “Historic Locations of Mexican, Hawaiian and Caribbean Native Groups” Maps of “State and Federally Recognized U.S. Indian Reservations. WorldCat 37475188; FHL book 970.1 G131g.
Vol. 1 -- Northeast, Southeast, Caribbean
Vol. 2 -- Great Basin, Southwest, Middle America
Vol. 3 -- Arctic, Subarctic, Great Plains, Plateau
Vol. 4 -- California, Pacific Northwest, Pacific Islands
  • Sturtevant, William C. Handbook of North American Indians. 20 vols., some not yet published. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution, 1978– .
Volume 1 -- Not yet published
Volume 2 -- Indians in Contemporary Society (pub. 2008) -- WorldCat 234303751
Volume 3 -- Environment, Origins, and Population (pub. 2006) -- WorldCat 255572371
Volume 4 -- History of Indian-White Relations (pub. 1988) -- WorldCat 19331914; FHL book 970.1 H191h v.4.
Volume 5 -- Arctic (pub. 1984) -- WorldCat 299653808; FHL book 970.1 H191h v.5.
Volume 6 -- Subarctic (pub. 1981) -- WorldCat 247493742; FHL book 970.1 H191h v.6.
Volume 7 -- Northwest Coast (pub. 1990) -- WorldCat 247493311
Volume 8 -- California (pub. 1978) -- WorldCat 13240086; FHL book 970.1 H191h v.8.
Volume 9 -- Southwest (pub. 1979) -- WorldCat 26140053; FHL book 970.1 H191h v.9.
Volume 10 -- Southwest (pub. 1983) -- WorldCat 301504096; FHL book 970.1 H191h v.10.
Volume 11 -- Great Basin (pub. 1986) -- WorldCat 256516416; FHL book 970.1 H191h v.11.
Volume 12 -- Plateau (pub. 1998) -- WorldCat 39401371; FHL book 970.1 H191h v.12.
Volume 13 -- Plains, 2 vols. (pub. 2001) -- WorldCat 48209643
Volume 14 -- Southeast (pub. 2004) -- WorldCat 254277176
Volume 15 -- Northwest (pub. 1978) -- WorldCat 356517503; FHL book 970.1 H191h v.15.
Volume 16 -- Not yet published
Volume 17 -- Languages (pub. 1996) -- WorldCat 43957746
Volume 18 -- Not yet published
Volume 19 -- Not yet published
Volume 20 -- Not yet published

 

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