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The Rosebud Agency is a currently operating agency of the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Its supervising office is the Aberdeen Area Office.

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Indian Tribes Associated With This Agency

Brule Sioux and other bands of Sioux

History

The Rosebud Agency is the successor to the Spotted Tail Agency and is the agency responsible for the Rosebud Indian Reservation in southern South Dakota. It was named the Rosebud Agency in 1878 when it was located on Rosebud Creek near its junction with the South Fork of the White River. The primary tribe which this agency serves is the band of Brulé Sioux which had been led by Spotted Tail. From 1933 to 1967, the Rosebud Agency was also responsible for the Yankton Sioux[1].

Records

Some of the records of the Rosebud Agency have been transferred to the Central Plains Regional Archives of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) in Kansas City[2]. They include:


  • Census rolls, 1877-1942
  • Miscellaneous land records, 1878-1960
  • Vital statistics, 1900-1946
  • Heirship records, 1914-1920
  • Tribal court records, 1937-1940
  • Other police and law enforcement records

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 Rosebud Agency, 1880-1900, are on roll 43 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 1617716). Earlier reports for this agency are filed under the Spotted Tail Agency.

Annual Indian Census Rolls were taken at this agency for 1887, 1891-1892, 1895-1907, 1909-1912, 1915-1939, and 1942 thru 1943. These rolls have been microfilmed by the National Archives as part of their Microcopy Number M595, rolls 427 thru 445[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 numbers 581421-581439). These census rolls are also available online at Ancestry.com's subscription web site.

The 1900 federal census included population schedules for the Rosebud Indian Reservation. The census includes the non-Indian employees of the Rosebud Agency, as well as many pages of Indian Population Schedules for the native population of the Reservation. They are recorded as District 45, Rosebud Agency], in Meyer County, South Dakota.

Record available through Family History Library

Allotment 1890-1940 FHL Film: 1012664-1012673, 1205161 item 3

Annuity Payrolls, 1913-1914.  FHL Film: 1012663 item 7

Census1880,  FHL Film: 1012647 item 2

Census 1890 FHL Film:  1012648

Final Roll 1921.  FHL Film: 1205161

Heirship and Estate 1908-1920,  FHL Film: 1012660 item 5, 1002681-682, 1205161 item 2

Migration Standing Rock to Rosebud Agency forced 1881-1882.  FHL Film: 1012647 item 3

Migration Transferred from Pine Ridge 1892 FHL Film 1012649 item 3

Indians drawing beef.  FHL Film: 1012658 items 2-3

Military Records 1944-1945.  FHL Film: 1012663 item 4

Vital Records -Birth and Death 1900-1946 FHL Film: 1012659-660

Vital Records - Deaths 1903 FHL Film: 1012653 item 3

Vital Records - Marriage 1906-1917  FHL Film: 1012661 item 4

Occupation-Pawnee Bill's, Bufflow Bill's Show, and Jordan's Shows 1894.  FHL Film: 1012649 Items 5-7

Ration Books 1892-1906. FHL Film: 1012656-658

Register of Families 1894-1902 FHL Film: 1012661

School Records 1892,1895,1910-1926 some missing years. FHL Film 1012649-50,1012655 item 2 and 1012662


Microfilm copies of ...Narrative and Statistical Reports... for the Rosebud Agency, 1907-1935, are included in National Archives Microcopy M1011, rolls 118-119[5], available in the National Archives system and in the collections of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City (their microfilm numbers 1724336-1724337).

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. 180.
  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, Microcopy M1070, p. 48.
  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 M505, p. 51.
  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 M1011, p. 27.
  • 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.
  • Marquette University. Guide to Catholic-Related Records in the Midwest about Native Americans.
  • 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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