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The Red Lake 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

History

The Red Lake Agency was established in 1873 and operated as an independent agency until 1879[1]. From 1879 to 1898 the Indians assigned to it were administered by the White Earth Agency. From 1899 to 1906 they were administered by the Leech Lake Agency. In 1906, the Red Lake Agency was again established to serve the Red Lake and Pembina Chippewa. In 1920, the Chippewa from the Nett Lake, Grand Portage, and Fond du Lac Reservations were added to the Red Lake Agency. In 1922, the Indians from the three reservations added in 1920 were transferred from the Red Lake Agency to the new Consolidated Chippewa Agency and the Red Lake Agency continued to function independently. In 1954, the Red Lake Agency was merged with the Consolidated Chippewa Agency to form the Minnesota Agency.In 1964, the Red Lake Agency was again established as an independent agency[2].

Agents and Appointment Dates

Ricahrd M. Pratt (special) June 14, 1873, and Asa D. Baker July 1, 1878 [3]

Records

Some records of the Red Lake Agency are in the Central Plains Regional Archives of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) in Kansas City[4], including

  • Annuity payrolls, 1907-1930
  • Registers of death, 1919-1932
  • Census records, 1935-1937
  • And other administrative records, 1894-1965

Microfilm copies of ...Narrative and Statistical Reports... for the Red Lake Agency, 1907-1938, are included in National Archives Microcopy M1011, rolls 114-115[5], available in the National Archives system and in the collections of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City and their family history centers (their microfilm roll numbers 1724332-1724333). Reports for some years are missing.

Annual Indian Census Rolls were taken at this agency for 1907-1917, and 1919 thru 1939. These rolls have been microfilmed by the National Archives as part of their Microcopy Number M595, rolls 418-424[6]. 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 roll numbers 581412-581418). These census rolls are also available online at Ancestry.com's subscription web site.

Annuity Payrolls, 1890-1930. FHL film: 1021943

Census of Chippewa Indians, 1925-1938. FHL film: 1204883

Relationship Certifications for share disbursement, 1911-1935. FHL film: 1204884

School census, 1922-1927, FHL film: 1204883 item 2

Vital Records- Marriage Licenses, 1902-1922. FHL film: 104883

References

  1. Hill, Edward E. The Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1880: Historical Sketches. New York, New York: Clearwater Publishing Company, Inc., 1974, p. 42.
  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, pp. 147-148.
  3. 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
  4. Guide to Federal Records, Records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Record Group 75. Available online.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  • 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
  • "Accompanying Pamphlet for Microcopy 1011", National Archives Microfilm Publications, Appendix.

 

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