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Indian Tribes Associated With This Agency

Otoe, Missouri, Pawnee

History

The Otoe Agency was established in 1856 in the Blue River Valley in southern Nebraska. It was responsible for the Oto and Missouri Indians and, until 1859, for the Pawnee. A separate Pawnee Agency was established in 1859. In 1881, the Otoe Agency moved to Red Rock in Indian Territory and was consolidated the following year into the Ponca, Pawnee, and Otoe Agency[1].

Agents and Appointment Dates

John A. Alston 1856, William W. Dennison 1857, John Baker 1861, William Daily 1864, John L. Smith 1866, Albert L. Green 1869, Jesse W. Griest April 1, 1873, Robert S. Gardner June 16, 1880,and Lewellyn E. Woodin July 21, 1880 [2]

Records

Letters received by the Office of Indian Affairs from the Otoe Agency, 1856-1876, have been microfilmed by the National Archives as part of their Microcopy Number M234, Rolls 652-655[3]. Copies are available at the National Archives and at the Family History Library and its family history centers (their microfilm roll numbers 1661382-1661385).

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 Otoe Agency, 1874 are on roll 34 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 number 1617707).

References

  1. Hill, Edward E. The Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1880: Historical Sketches. New York, New York: Clearwater Publishing Company, Inc., 1974, p. 29, 104, 133-134
  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. American Indians: A Select Catalog of National Archives Microfilm Publications. Washington DC: National Archives Trust Fund Board, National Archives and Records Administration, 1998, Microcopy 234, p. 8
  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 1070, p. 48
  • 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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