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Indian Tribes Associated With This Agency

Tonkawa

History

The true name of the Tonkawa Agency was the Oakland Agency. From 1879 to 1885, Chief Joseph's Band of Nez Perce Indians lived near the Ponca Indians at a place called the Oakland Agency. When they left, a group of Tonkawa Indians moved in and were merged with the Ponca, Pawnee, Otoe, and Oakland Agency. Between 1901 and 1903, the Oakland Agency was reestablished as an independent agency. In 1921, the Tonkawa were placed under the Ponca Agency until it was permanently merged with the Pawnee Agency in 1927[1].

Records

Some records for the Tonkawa Subagency, 1911-1919, are in the National Archives Southwest Region (Ft. Worth) and in the Oklahoma Historical Society in Oklahoma City[2].

Reports of Inspection of the Field Jurisdictions of the Office of Indian Affairs, 1874-1900 have been microfilmed by the National Archives as part of Microcopy Number M1070. The reports for Tonkawa Subagency, 1883, are on roll 53 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 1617726).

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. 174.
  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.
  • 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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