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United States Gotoarrow.png American Indians Gotoarrow.png California Gotoarrow.png Indians of California Gotoarrow.png Fresno Indian Subagency (California)


Indian Tribes Associated With This Subagency

23 small bands of Indians known as the Fresno Indians


The Fresno Subagency was established in 1856 and was responsible for the Indians living on the Fresno Reservation on the Fresno River. It was also responsible for the Indians living on the Kings River Farm.. It operated until 1860 when both Fresno and Kings River were assigned to the Southern District. Fresno was abandoned in 1861 and Kings River in 1862. Some of the Indians from these farms moved to the Tule River Agency.

Agent and Appointment date

D. A. Enyart September 12, 1854 and M.L. Lewis April 17, 1856 [1]


Some historical records of this subagency, including correspondence, etc., are part of the records of the California Superintendency records.


  1. The Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1880: Historical Sketches. By Edward E. Hill. Clearwater Publishing Co., New York, NY ©1974. FHL Book 970.1 H551o
  • 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.


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