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Indian Tribes Associated With This Agency

Quinaielt

History

The Quinaielt Agency was consolidated with the Nisqually and Skokomish Agency in 1888. In 1914, the Taholah Agency was estabished for the Quinaielt Indians.[1]

Records

The 1900 federal census included population schedules for the Quinaielt Indian Reservation. The census includes the non-Indian employees of the Quinaielt Agency, as well as many pages of Indian Population Schedules for the native population of the Reservation. They are recorded as District 251, Quinaielt Indian Reservation, in Chehalis County, Washington.

Annual Indian Census Rolls were taken at this agency for 1885 and 1887. These rolls have been microfilmed by the National Archives as part of their Microcopy Number M595, roll 417[2]. 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 581411). These census rolls are also available online at Ancestry.com's subscription web site.

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 Quinaielt Agency, 1884-1889, are on roll 42 of that Microcopy set[3]. 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 1617715).

Records Concerning Applications for Adoption by the Quinaielt Indians, 1910-1919. M 1344. 5 rolls.  FHL Film: 1605475 ( first film of five)

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

Quinaielt Puyallup Agency, 1888-1909 Seattle - Rolls 93, 407-09, 417 581401-581403
Quinaielt Taholah Agency, 1915-39 with gaps Seattle - Rolls 564-69 583023-583028

 

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. 178.
  2. 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.
  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 M1070, 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

 

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