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The New York Agency has jurisdiction over the federally-recognized Indians of New York State. Its supervising office of the Bureau of Indian Affairs is the Eastern Area Office.

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Indian Tribes Associated With This Agency

Seneca, Tuscarora, Onondaga, Cayuga, Oneida, and St. Regis

History

The New York Agency was a continuation of the Six Nations Agency which was established in 1792. The Six Nations Agency was reduced to a subagency in 1818. At the beginning of 1835, the name of the Six Nations Agency was changed to the New York Agency.[1]

The New York Agency has had its headquarters in several locations since it began operations in Buffalo. The agency offices have been located in the home of the agent is such places as Ellicottville, Versailles, Randolph and many others. It has responsibilities for all federally recognized Indians residing in New York.

Subagents

James Stryker 1832, Griffith M. Cooper 1840, Stephen Osborne 1841, William P. Angel 1846, Robert H. Shankland 1848, Stephen P. Mead 1849, Charles P. Washburn 1851, Stephen Osborne 1851, and Marcus H. Johnson 1853[2]

Agents and Appointment Date

Marcus H. Johnson 1855, Bela H. Colgrove 1857, Delos E. Sill 1861, Charles B. Rich 1864, Henry S. Cunningham 1866, Daniel Sherman 1869, Capt. E. R. Ames 1869 and Daniel Sherman 1870[3]

Records

A few general records of the New York Agency, 1938-1949, are in the Northeast Regional Archives of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) in New York City.[4]

Letters received by the Office of Indian Affairs from the New York Agency, 1829-1880, have been microfilmed by the National Archives as part of their Microcopy Number M234, Rolls 583-597[5]. Copies are available at the National Archives and at the Family History Library and its family history centers on their microfilm roll numbers 1661313-1661327.

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 New York Agency, 1873-1894, are on roll 30 of that Microcopy set[6]. 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 1617703).

Microfilm copies of ...Narrative and Statistical Reports... for the Mackinac Agency, 1908-1934, are included in National Archives Microcopy M1011, Rolls 92-93[7], available in the National Archives system and in the collections of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, beginning with their microfilm numbers 1724310-1724311.

Annual Indian Census Rolls were taken at the newer Mackinac Agency for 1885-1889, 1891-1901, and 1903 thru 1924. These rolls have been microfilmed by the National Archives as part of their Microcopy Number M595, rolls 290-300[8]. 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 roll numbers 579700-579710). 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. 172-173.
  2. 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
  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 M234, p. 8.
  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 M1070, p. 48.
  7. American Indians: A Select Catalog of National Archives Microfilm Publications. Washington DC: National Archives Trust Fund Board, National Archives and Records Administration, 1998, Micropcopy M1011, p. 27.
  8. 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.
  • 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

 

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