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Indian Tribes Associated With This Agency

Sauk and Fox

History

The Raccoon River Agency is another name for the Sac and Fox Agency. In 1843, the Sac and Fox Agency was moved from its location west of Fairfield, Iowa, to a location on the Des Moines River near the mouth of Raccoon River, at the site of the present city of Des Moines, Iowa. When the Indians moved again in 1845 to the Osage River, west of the Missouri River, in present-day Kansas, it was then called the Osage River Agency.[1]

Agents and Appointment Dates

Felix St. Vrain, Joseph M. Street, John Beach 1840[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:

Letters received by the Office of Indian Affairs from the Raccoon River Agency, 1843-1845, have been microfilmed by the National Archives as part of their Microcopy Number M234, Roll 714[3]. Copies are available at the National Archives and at the Family History Library and its family history centers on their microfilm roll number 1661444.

References

  1. Hill, Edward E. The Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1880: Historical Sketches. New York, New York: Clearwater Publishing Company, Inc., 1974, p. 147.
  2. 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.
  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 M234, p. 8.
  • 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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