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The Council Bluffs Subagency was located near Council Bluffs, Iowa, on the east side of the Missouri River.

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Indian Tribes Associated With This Agency

United Band of Ottawa, Chippewa, and Potawatomi

History

The Council Bluffs Subagency was established in 1837, at the same time as the Council Bluffs Agency was created on the west side of the Missouri River. The Indians for which it was responsible had moved from Michigan and Illinois and were living on the east side of the Missouri River near Council Bluffs. This Subagency was discontinued in 1847. The Ottawa and Chippewa, for which this subagency had been responsible, had moved to the Osage River Agency. The Potawatomi had their own agent for about a year, but in 1848, they joined with the Fort Leavenworth Agency[1]

Agents and Appointment Dates

Edwin James April 28, 1837, Stephen Cooper  April 4, 1839, James Deaderick September 2, 1841, John B. Luce  July 12, 1842,  Richard S. Elliot  March 24, 1843, and Robert B. Mitchell  October 14, 1845

Records

The records of the Council Bluffs Subagency, if any have survived, would be part of the records of the St. Louis Superintendency of the Office of Indian Affairs, to which the subagency reported during the time it was located in Wisconsin and Iowa[2].

References

  1. Hill, Edward E. The Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1880: Historical Sketches. New York, New York: Clearwater Publishing Company, Inc., 1974, p. 51
  2. Hill, Edward E. The Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1880: Historical Sketches. New York, New York: Clearwater Publishing Company, Inc., 1974, 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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