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Indian Tribes Associated With This Agency

Bois Fort Band of Chippewa

History

Records

Agencies and subagencies were created as administrative offices of the Bureau of Indian Affairs and its predecessors. Their purpose was (and is) to manage Indian affairs with the tribes, to enforce policies, and to assist in maintaining the peace. The names and location of these agencies may have changed, but their purpose remained basically the same. Many of the records of genealogical value (for the tribe and tribal members) were created by and maintained by the agencies.

Some of the records of Vermilion Lake Agency are in the Central Plains Regional Archives of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) in Kansas City[1], including:

  • Census, 1906
  • Applications for admission to Vermilion Lake Schools, 1910-1918
  • Employee register cards, 1917

Annual Indian Census Rolls were taken at this agency for 1907. These rolls have been microfilmed by the National Archives as part of their Microcopy Number M595, roll 628[2]. 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 number 583087). These census rolls are also available online at Ancestry.com's subscription web site.

Microfilm copies of ...Narrative and Statistical Reports... for the Vermilion Lake School, 1907-1919, are included in National Archives Microcopy M1011, Roll 161[3], available in the National Archives system and in the collections of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City (their microfilm number 1724379.

References

  1. Guide to Federal Records, Records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Record Group 75. Available online.
  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 M595, p. 51.
  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 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.
  • Preliminary Inventory No. 163: Records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Washington DC: National Archives and Records Services. Available online

 

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