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Indian Tribes Associated With This Agency

Ponca, Oto, Missouri, Pawnee, Tonkawa, Kansas or Kaw

History

The Ponca Agency was established in 1859 and was located between the Niobrara and Missouri Rivers in Nebraska. The Ponca Indians and the agency which served them was moved to the Quapaw Reservation in Indian Territory in 1877. In 1879, members of Chief Joseph's Band of Nez Perce were placed under the Ponca Agency. In 1882, the Ponca in Indian Territory were consolidated into the Ponca, Pawnee, and Otoe Agency.

In 1878, some of the Ponca returned to Nebraska and were attached to the Santee Sioux Agency. In 1917, the Santee Sioux Agency was consolidated into the Yankton Agency. In 1933, the Ponca Indians were placed under the jurisdiction of the Winnebago Agency[1][2][3]. They include census rolls, family records, birth and death certificates, marriages registers, annuity payrolls, allotment records, and other administrative records.

Letters received by the Office of Indian Affairs from the Ponca Agency, 1859-1880, have been microfilmed by the National Archives as part of their Microcopy Number M234, Rolls 670-677[4]. Copies are available at the National Archives and at the Family History Library and its family history centers on their microfilm roll numbers 1661400 thru 1661407.

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 Ponca Agency, 1874-1880, are on roll 37 of that Microcopy se[5]t. 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 1617710).

Agents and Appointment Dates

J.Shaw Gregory 1859 and 1860, John B. Hoffman 1861, Joel A. Potter 1865, Maj. W. H. Hugo 1869, Henry C. Gregory 1870, Charles P. Birkett 1872, Arthur J. Carrier 1875, James Lawrence 1876, Arthur J. Carrier 1875, James Lawrence 1876, E. A. Howard 1877, Albert G. Boone 1877, William H. Whiteman 1878, and William Whiting 1880 [6]

Records available through the Family History Library

Census Records 1886-1927 FHL Film: 580765-580770

School Records Ponca Reservation school census 1927-1928,1930-1932 FHL Film: 1012662 Item 2


References

  1. Hill, Edward E. The Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1880: Historical Sketches. New York, New York: Clearwater Publishing Company, Inc., 1974, p. 139.
  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, pp. 192-193.
  3. Guide to Archival Holdings in the Central Plains Regional Archives of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) in Kansas City, Record Group 75, Records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs Available online. == Records == Many of the records of the Ponca Agency and its successors are part of the records of the Winnebago Agency. Those records are in the Central Plains Regional Archives of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) in Kansas City<ref>Guide to Federal Records, Records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Record Group 75. Available online
  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 M234, p. 8.
  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. 27.
  6. 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
  • 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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