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Indian Tribes Associated With This Agency

Oto and Missouri

History

The Otoe Agency was established in 1856 for the Oto and Missouri Indians. When the bulk of the Oto and Missouri Indians moved to Oklahoma Territory in 1881, they were merged into a single agency called the Ponca, Pawnee, and Otoe Agency. Between 1901 and 1904 a separate Otoe Agency was reestablished in what became Oklahoma. It was merged with the Pawnee Agency in 1919. In 1921, the Ponca Agency was reestablished for the Ponca, Tonkawa, and Oto and Missouri Indians[1]. The Otoe Agency continued to operate as a subagency under the Pawnee Agency.

Records

Some records for the Otoe Agency and Subagency are in the National Archives Southwest Region (Ft. Worth) and in the Oklahoma Historical Society in Oklahoma City[2], including;

  • Register of births and deaths, 1895-1910
  • Census rolls, 1904-1918.
  • Allotment records, 1919-1927
  • And other administrative and fiscal records, 1880-1943

Microfilm copies of ...Narrative and Statistical Reports... for the Otoe Agency, 1907-1919, are included in National Archives Microcopy M1011, Roll 97[3], available in the National Archives system and in the collections of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City (their microfilm number 1724315).

Annual Indian Census Rolls were taken at this agency for 1906-1910, 1912, and 1915 thru 1919. These rolls have been microfilmed by the National Archives as part of their Microcopy Number M595, roll 329[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 roll number 579739). 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. 174.
  2. Guide to Federal Records, Records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Record Group 75. Available online.
  3. 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.
  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 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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