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The Minnesota Agency is a currently operating agency. Its supervising office in the Bureau of Indian Affairs is the Minneapolis Area Office.

Contents

Indian Tribes Associated With This Agency

Chippewa

History

The Minnesota Agency was created in 1954 by the merger of the Consolidated Chippewa Agency and the Red Lake Agency. In 1964, the Red Lake Agency was again made an independent agency[1].

Agents and Appointment Dates

Alexander Ramsey April 2, 1849 and Willis E. Gorman April 1, 1853 [2]

Records

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:

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.

A few administrative records of the Minnesota Agency may be found in the Central Plains Regional Archives of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) in Kansas City.

Records Available through the Family History Library

  • Agency records, 1893-1955. (Census, Annuity, Certificate of Degree of Indian Blood, School) FHL film: 1266709-1266712, 1294072-1294073

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. 168.
  2. The Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1880: Historical Sketches. By Edward E. Hill. Clearwater Publishing Co., New York, NY ©1974. FHL Book 970.1 H551o
  • 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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