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Indian Tribes Associated With This Agency

Sauk and Fox

History

The Sac and Fox Agency was established in 1866 for the Sauk and Fox Indians living in Tama County, Iowa. The Sac and Fox Sanatorium was established in 1913 and agency duties were assigned to it. The Sac and Fox Boarding School also operated from 1874 to 1911 and there were also a number of day schools[1].

Records

Letters received by the Office of Indian Affairs from the Sac and Fox Agency, 1824-1880, have been microfilmed by the National Archives as part of their Microcopy Number M234, rolls 728-744[2]. Copies are available at the National Archives and at the Family History Library and its family history centers (their microfilm roll numbers 1661458 thru 1661474).

The 1900 federal census included population schedules for the Sac and Fox Indian Reservation. The census includes the non-Indian employees of the Sac and Fox Agency, as well as many pages of Indian Population Schedules for the native population of the Reservation. They are recorded as District 149, Sac and Fox Indian Reservation, in Tama County, Iowa.

Reports of Inspection of the Field Jurisdictions of the Office of Indian Affairs, 1873-1900 have been microfilmed by the National Archives as part of Microcopy Number M1070. The reports for Sac and Fox Agency, 1873-1900 are on roll 45 of that Microcopy set[3]. Copies are available at the National Archives, their Regional Archives, and at the Family History Library and its family history centers (their microfilm roll number 1617718).

Annual Indian Census Rolls were taken at this agency for 1888-1920 and 1922 thru 1939. These rolls have been microfilmed by the National Archives as part of their Microcopy Number M595, rolls 450-452[4]. 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 581444-581446). These census rolls are also available online at Ancestry.com's subscription web site.

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. 181.
  2. 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.
  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 1070, p. 48.
  4. American Indians: A Select Catalog of National Archives Microfilm Publications. Washington DC: National Archives Trust Fund Board, National Archives and Records Administration, 1998, Microcopy 595, 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

 

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