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The Jicarilla Agency is a currently functioning agency. Its supervising office of the Bureau of Indian Affairs is the Albuquerque Area Office.
Indian Tribes Associated With This Agency
The Jicarilla Agency was established in 1901 for the Jicarilla Apache of northern New Mexico. Its records include some from predecessor agencies. The Jicarilla Apache were assigned to the Southern Ute Agency from 1887 to 1891, and to the Pueblo and Jicarilla Agency from 1891 to 1901.
The majority of records of individuals were those created by the agencies. Some records may be available to tribal members through the tribal headquarters.They were (and are) the local office of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and were charged with maintaining records of the activities of those under their responsibility. Among these records are:
- Allotment records
- Annuity rolls
- Census records
- Health records
- School census and records
- Vital records
For a description of the various records, their content, and their availability, link to the pages for each type of record. Each individual agency also has a page describing its history and the location of their records. An alphabetical list of the agencies of the Bureau of Indian Affairs can be found below. They are also linked under the topic "American Indians" for each state. Pages for individual sub-agencies are listed alphabetically under the category of "American Indian Subagencies" and are linked under the topic of "American Indians" for each state where they existed.
Some of the records of the Jicarilla Agency, 1890-1952, have been transferred to theRocky Mountain Regional Archives of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) in Denver. They include:
- Land allotment records
- School reports
- Vital Records
The 1900 federal census included population schedules for the Jicarilla Apache Indians in New Mexico. The Indians residing on this reservation in 1900 were under the jurisdiction of the Jicarilla Agency and are listed on Indian Population Schedules as District 184, Jicarilla Apache Reservation, in Rio Arriba County, New Mexico.
Annual Indian Census Rolls were taken at this agency for 1900 thru 1939. These rolls have been microfilmed by the National Archives as part of their Microcopy Number M595, rolls 196 thru 198. 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 576885-576887). These census rolls are also available online at Ancestry.com's subscription web site.
Microfilm copies of ...Narrative and Statistical Reports... for the Jicarilla Agency, 1907-1935, are included in National Archives Microcopy M1011, Rolls 66-67, available in the National Archives system and in the collections of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, beginning with their microfilm numbers 1724284-1724285.
Records Available through the Family History Library
- School reports FHL film 1275623-1275626
- Census supplement Vital records of birth and death 1924-1929 FHL film 576887
- ↑ 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. 163.
- ↑ 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, 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
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