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Indian Tribes Associated With This Agency

Primarily Paiute.

History

The Reno Agency was established in 1912 for small groups of Indians in Nevada and northern California. Between 1918 and 1921, the Greenville Agency, Fort McDermitt Agency, and Nevada Agency were all transferred to the Reno Agency. In 1921, the Pyramid Lake Agency and the Digger Agency were also added to the Reno Agency. In 1923, the California Indians that had been under the jurisdiction of Reno were transferred to the Sacramento Agency. In 1925, the Reno Agency and the Carson School were consolidated to form the Carson Agency.[1]

Records

A few records of the Reno Agency are in the Pacific Regional Archives of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) in San Francisco[2][3], including:

  • Land allotment and heirship case files, 1905-1925
  • School records, 1908-1933
  • Health and social services records, 1910-1923
  • Law enforcement records, 1912-1925
  • And a variety of other administrative files, 1905-1933.

Microfilm copies of ...Narrative and Statistical Reports... for the Nevada Agency, 1913-1924, are included in National Archives Microcopy M1011, Roll 116[4], available in the National Archives system and in the collections of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City (their film number 1724334).

Annual Indian Census Rolls were taken at this agency for 1922 thru 1924. These rolls have been microfilmed by the National Archives as part of their Microcopy Number M595, roll 425.[5] 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 number 581449). 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, pp. 179-180.
  2. Guide to Federal Records, Records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Record Group 75. Available online.
  3. Guide to Archival Holdings at NARA's Pacific Region (San Francisco) -- 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 M1011, p. 27.
  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 595, 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
  • "Accompanying Pamphlet for Microcopy 1011", National Archives Microfilm Publications, Appendix.

 

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