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Indian Tribes Associated With This Agency

Seminole

History

The Apalachicola Subagency was established 10 January 1826 and placed under the supervision of the Florida Superintendency. It was located along the Apalachicola River in Florida. This agency was abolished 30 June 1834 as the Seminole Indians were being removed to Indian Territory. [1]

Subagents:

John Phagan: January 10, 1826  and William S. Pope: April 9, 1833

Records

Agencies and subagencies were created as administrative offices of the Bureau of Indian Affairs and its predecessors. Their purpose was (and is) to manage Indian affairs with the tribes, to enforce policies, and to assist in maintaining the peace. The names and location of these agencies may have changed, but their purpose remained basically the same. Many of the records of genealogical value (for the tribe and tribal members) were created by and maintained by these offices.

Letters received by the Office of Indian Affairs from the Apalachicola Subagency, 1826-1842, have been microfilmed by the National Archives as part of their Microcopy Number M234, Roll 2. Copies are available at the National Archives and at the Family History Library and its family history centers (their microfilm roll number 1660732). Although the subagency was abolished in 1834, correspondence regarding the Seminoles continued to be filed under this heading by the Office of Indian Affairs until 1842.[2]

Some miscellaneous removal muster rolls for the Apalachicola and Seminole Indians of Florida are in the National Archives in Washington, DC.[3]

Treaties

  • October 11, 1832, at Tallahassee
  • June 18, 1833,
  • September 18, 1823,

Bibliography

  • 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

References

  1. Hill, Edward E. The Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1880: Historical Sketches. New York, New York: Clearwater Publishing Company, Inc., 1974, p. 10.
  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 234, p. 8.
  3. Preliminary Inventory No. 163: Records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Washington DC: National Archives and Records Services, Entry no. 301. Available online

 

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