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The Hopi Agency is the administrative office for the Bureau of Indian Affairs on the Hopi and Kaibab Reservations in Arizona. Its current supervising field office of the Bureau of Indian Affairs is the Phoenix Area Office.
Indian Tribes Associated With This Agency
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 the agencies.
Some records of the Hopi Agency are in the Pacific Regional Archives of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) in Los Angeles. They consist mostly of administrative records for the Moqui Pueblo Agency prior to the name change which took place in 1923. However, there is a census of the Hopi Indians in the Western Navajo Agency, 1922-1924, and a Register of Pupils, 1907-1911 which may be of interest to family historians.
Microfilm copies of ...Narrative and Statistical Reports... for the Hopi Agency, 1924-1936, are included in National Archives Microcopy M1011, roll 65-66, available in the National Archives system and in the collections of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City (their microfilm number 1724283-1724284). Reports for some years are missing.
Annual Indian Census Rolls were taken at this agency for 1924 thru 1939. These rolls have been microfilmed by the National Archives as part of their Microcopy Number M595, rolls 188 thru 195. 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 576877-576884). These census rolls are also available online at Ancestry.com's subscription web site.
Records Available through the Family History Library
- Births and Deaths Census 1925-1931 supplemental rolls FHL film 576881
- ↑ Hill, Edward E. The Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1880: Historical Sketches. New York, New York: Clearwater Publishing Company, Inc., 1974, p. 163.
- ↑ Guide to Federal Records, Records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Record Group 75. Available online.
- ↑ 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, 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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