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Indian Tribes Associated With This Agency

Papago

History

The Sells Agency was a continuation of the San Xavier Agency which was established in 1902 from the Pima, Papago, and Maricopa Agency. The San Xavier Reservation was renamed the Sells Agency when the agent moved to Indian Oasis in 1919[1]. It continued to operate until at least 1939.

Records

Microfilm copies of ...Narrative and Statistical Reports... for the Sells Agency, 1919-1935, are included in National Archives Microcopy M1011, Roll 130[2], available in the National Archives system and in the collections of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City (their microfilm number 1724348).

Annual Indian Census Rolls were taken at this agency for 1918-1934, and 1937 thru 1939. These rolls have been microfilmed by the National Archives as part of their Microcopy Number M595, rolls 480-485[3]. 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 numbers 581490-581495). 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. 173-175.
  2. American Indians: A Select Catalog of National Archives Microfilm Publications. Washington DC: National Archives Trust Fund Board, National Archives and Records Administration, 1998, Micorcopy M1011, p. 27.
  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 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
  • "Accompanying Pamphlet for Microcopy 1011", National Archives Microfilm Publications, Appendix.

 

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