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Indian Tribes Associated With This Agency

Winnebago, Sioux, Chippewa, Omaha, Ponca

History

The Agency for the Winnebago Indians was originally called the Prairie du Chien Agency.

A special agent was appointed in 1864 for the Winnebago and Potawatomi Indians who had gone to Wisconsin to avoid moving to the Crow Creek Reservation in Dakota Territory. This special agency was located at Plover in Portage County until 1869 and then moved to Necedah and then to New Lisbon, in Juneau County. It was abolished in 1870. Most of the Winnebago Indians settled at the Winnebago Reservation in eastern Nebraska, where the Winnebago Agency had moved in 1865.[1]

Agents and Appointment Dates

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:

Annual Indian Census Rolls were taken at this agency for 1904 thru 1939. These rolls have been microfilmed by the National Archives as part of their Microcopy Number M595, rolls 461-470.[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 numbers 583122-583129 and 583006-583022). These census rolls are also available online at Ancestry.com's subscription web site.

Vital Records part of Indian Census Rolls above

  • Birth and Death records 1924-1931 FHL film 583126
  • Birth and Death records 1925-1932 FHL film 583127

Letters received by the Office of Indian Affairs from the several Winnebago Agencies, 1826-1875, have been microfilmed by the National Archives as part of their Microcopy Number M234, Rolls 931-947.[3] Copies are available at the National Archives and at the Family History Library and its family history centers on their microfilm roll numbers 1661661 thru 1661677.

References

  1. Hill, Edward E. The Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1880: Historical Sketches. New York, New York: Clearwater Publishing Company, Inc., 1974, pp. fckLR205-208.
  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 M2343, 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

 

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