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The Choctaw Agency in Mississippi is a currently operating agency of the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Its supervising office is the Eastern Area Office.

Contents

Indian Tribes Associated With This Agency

Choctaw

History

The Chickasaw Agency was established in 1792 for the Choctaw living east of the Mississippi River. By 1822, the agency was located in eastern Mississippi nearOaknoxubee Creek on the road from Natchez, Tennessee to Columbus, Mississippi. By 1832, mos of the Choctaw had moved to Indian Territory and the Choctaw Agency in the East was discontinued. However, some Choctaw did not remove west, and some agents were assigned from time to time for those remaining in Mississippi[1]

Eventually, an agency was re-established for the Choctaw in Mississippi and it continues to be an operating agency.

Records

Letters received by the Office of Indian Affairs from the Choctaw Agency, 1824-1870, have been microfilmed by the National Archives as part of their Microcopy Number M234, Rolls 135-148.[2]Copies are available at the National Archives and at the Family History Library and its family history centers (their microfilm roll numbers 1660865-1660878).

A small amount of correspondence for this agency, 1817-1821, is housed at the National Archives in Washington,DC[3].

References

  1. Hill, Edward E. The Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1880: Historical Sketches. New York, New York: Clearwater Publishing Company, Inc., 1974, p. 40-41</reffckLRfckLRAn agency for the Choctaw was re-established in the 20th Century for the Choctaw in Mississippi. fckLRfckLR== Records ==fckLRfckLRLetters received by the Office of Indian Affairs from the Chickasaw Agency, 1824-1870, have been microfilmed by the National Archives as part of their Microcopy Number M234, Rolls 135-148.<ref>American Indians: A Select Catalog of National Archives Microfilm Publications. Washington DC: National Archives Trust Fund Board, National Archives and Records Administration, 1998, Microcopy 234, p. 8
  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 234, p. 8
  3. Guide to Federal Records, Records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Record Group 75. Available online.
  • 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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